A concise, accessible guide explaining the essential ideas underlying photonics and how they relate to photonic devices and systems.
1. Photonics: an introduction;
2. The nature of light;
3. Light interacting with materials;
4. Light interacting with structures;
5. Photonic tools;
6. The future.
Brian Culshaw is an Emeritus Professor of Optoelectronics at University of Strathclyde, having previously served as the Head of Department and Vice Dean. He is also a Director of OptoSci Ltd, and was the 2007 President of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).