An introductory up-to-date textbook in optoelectronic and photonic devices suitable for half- or one-semester courses at the undergraduate level in electrical engineering, engineering physics and materials science and engineering departments. Although written for undergraduate students, it can also be used at the graduate level as an introductory course by incorporating some of the selected topics included on the accompanying CD-ROM. It assumes that the students have covered calculus and complex numbers and would have taken a basic course in semiconductors, that is, are familiar with basic energy-band diagrams. The principles are developed with a minimum of mathematics and with the emphasis on physical concepts. There are numerous solved problems and worked examples to relate the concepts to practical devices.
CD-ROM: Optoelectronics and Photonics
Diffraction, Who Were Fabry and Perot? Fabry-Perot Optical Resonators, Advances in Optical Communications, Slitons, Chaos in Optoelectronics, 100-GHz Light Switches, Quantum Cascade Lasers, Laser Applications, pn JunctionScience, Flat-Panel Displays, Laser Structures, Blue Lasers, Nonlinear Optics, Optical Fiber Amplifiers, Essentials of Photoconductivity, Steady-State Photoconductivity, Transient Photoconductivity, X-Ray Photoconductors, Flat-Panel X-Ray Image Detectors, Photodetectors in Optical Communications, Avalanche Photodiodes, Photodiode Arrays, Indoor Optical Communications, III-V Semiconductors, Photovoltaics, Noise in Electronic Devices.