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Fundamentals of Photonics
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SPIE is also providing free and open access (via downloadable PDF) to this material as a service to the optics community and the general public.

This online tutorial text contains 10 modules written by experts in the photonics field with the support of the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) and Scientific and Technological Education in Optics and Photonics (STEP). The authors are well known for their deep knowledge of the sections they cover in the series. Content coverage builds from module to module, providing a comprehensive and practical overview with excellent examples and exercises.

Open access of the modules is posted on SPIE.org: http://spie.org/publications/fundamentals-of-photonics-modules. Students and faculty will enjoy using this well-written and practical series as a teaching tool and classroom reading.


Book Details

Date Published: 23 May 2008
Pages: 418
Volume: TT79

Table of Contents
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This tutorial text is also available via free download.

Contents

Module 1.1: Nature and Properties of Light 1
Prerequisites 1
Objectives 2
Opening Demonstrations 3
Basic Concepts 5
Laboratories 28
Problem Exercises/Questions 37
Student Project 38
Bibliography and Resources 38
Module 1.2: Light Sources and Laser Safety 39
Prerequisites 39
Objectives 40
Scenario 41
Opening Demonstrations 41
Basic Concepts 42
Laboratory 67
Other Resources 69
References 70
Problem Exercises 70
Module 1.3: Basic Geometrical Optics 73
Prerequisites 73
Objectives 74
Scenario 75
Opening Demonstrations 75
Basic Concepts 77
Laboratory 108
Student Project 111
Other Resources 111
References 112
Problem Exercises 113
Module 1.4: Basic Physical Optics 117
Prerequisites 117
Objectives 118
Scenario 119
Opening Demonstrations 119
Basic Concepts 120
Laboratory 159
Other Resources 163
References 163
Problem Exercises 163
Module 1.5: Lasers 167
Prerequisites 168
Objectives 168
Scenarios 169
Opening Demonstration 170
Basic Concepts 171
Laboratory 206
Problem Exercises 209
Student Project 210
Bibliography 210
Module 1.6: Optical Detectors and Human Vision 211
Prerequisites 211
Objectives 212
Scenarios 213
Opening Demonstration 213
Basic Concepts 214
Laboratory 243
Problem Exercises 247
References 248
Module 1.7: Optical Waveguides and Fibers 249
Prerequisites 249
Objectives 250
Opening Demonstration 251
Basic Concepts 253
Laboratory 288
Problems 291
References 291
Module 1.8: Fiber Optic Telecommunication 293
Prerequisites 293
Objectives 294
Scenario 295
Opening Activities 295
Basic Concepts 296
Problem Exercises/Questions 342
Laboratory 343
Appendix 347
Module 1.9: Photonic Devices for Imaging, Display, and Storage 349
Prerequisites 349
Objectives 350
Scenario 351
Opening Demonstration 351
Basic Concepts 352
Laboratory 377
Student Project 378
Other Resources 378
References 379
Equipment 379
Problem Exercises 380
Module 1.10: Basic Principles and Applications of Holography 381
Prerequisites 381
Objectives 382
Scenario 383
Opening Demonstration 383
Basic Concepts 384
Laboratory 408
Problem Exercises 416
Bibliography 417

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