An engineer’s guide to solving practical problems in high-frequency and optical spectra
"Handbook of Microwave and Optical Components deserves shelf space in all microwave engineers’ libraries and in the libraries of those engineers who wish to understand the capabilities and limitations of optical components in microwave systems and devices." –Microwave Journal
In the past two decades, scientists have witnessed a rapid development in high-frequency spectra above the microwave frequency. The Handbook of Microwave and Optical Components is the first resource to provide a compendium of principles and design data, based on these developments, for practicing microwave and optical engineers.
Throughout the Handbook, editor Kai Chang and his expert contributors emphasize the practical application of research in constructing components and subsystems. Theoretical discussions and mathematical formulations are given only where necessary; instead, the book focuses on essential principles, methods, design information, and references to help solve problems in high-frequency and optical spectra.
Volume Three: Optical Components includes chapters on the following:
Optical wave propagation
Optical lenses and resonators
Spatial filters and Fourier optics
Semiconductor, solid-state, liquid, and gas lasers
Among other subjects, Volume Four: Fiber and Electro-Optical Components addresses:
Optical fiber transmission technology
Optical channel waveguides and waveguide couplers
Planar optical waveguides and waveguide lenses
Optical modulation: electro-optical, acousto-optical, and magneto-optical devices
As with the first two volumes (devoted to microwave components), microwave and optical engineers, researchers, and graduate students will find the Handbook of Microwave and Optical Components: Volumes 3 and 4 to be an instructive guide to their work and studies.