Now in a new full-color edition Fundamentals of Photonics Second Edition is a self-contained and up-to-date introductory-level textbook that thoroughly surveys this rapidly expanding area of engineering and applied physics. Featuring a logical blend of theory and applications coverage includes detailed accounts of the primary theories of light including ray optics wave optics electromagnetic optics and photon optics as well as the interaction of photons and atoms and semiconductor optics. Presented at increasing levels of complexity preliminary sections build toward more advanced topics such as Fourier optics and holography guided-wave and fiber optics semiconductor sources and detectors electro-optic and acousto-optic devices nonlinear optical devices optical interconnects and switches and optical fiber communications. Each of the twenty-two chapters of the first edition has been thoroughly updated. The Second Edition also features entirely new chapters on photonic-crystal optics (including multilayer and periodic media waveguides holey fibers and resonators) and ultrafast optics (including femtosecond optical pulses ultrafast nonlinear optics and optical solitons). The chapters on optical interconnects and switches and optical fiber communications have been completely rewritten to accommodate current technology. Each chapter contains summaries highlighted equations exercises problems and selected reading lists. Examples of real systems are included to emphasize the concepts governing applications of current interest.
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This book is packed with practice questions for GCSE Chemistry students. It covers the current higher level course for the OCR Gateway exams and each topic is matched exactly to the CGP Revision Guide (9781847626219). It contains a range of questions on every topic to test your knowledge ready for your exams. The answers come in a separate book (9781847626233).
Carmen has always wanted her very own horse. Any sort of horse is better than no horse at all, she thinks, but that’s before Dad brings home a cranky old mule called Skeeter. The other kids think Skeeter’s a joke, but with a little help from Lisa and Mr Lee, Carmen is determined to have the last laugh. Sapphire level titles provide a selection of stories and non-fiction titles chosen for their range of content, narrative and points of view. This level encourages readers to form opinions and discuss their own reading tastes. The PM Chapter Books offer a broad range of content, characters, narrative structures and points of view. They have been specifically written for students in the middle to upper years with the needs of guided reading in mind.
Tim and Michael are characters in the PM Library Story Books (Blue Level). Children who know what it is like to lose their socks will relate with understanding to this story. Michael can’t find his, then sees Tim wearing them! Blue level titles introduce children to sentence structures and common word endings. This level also teaches how to read with insight, encouraging children to stress words in bold type for example. PM Plus Storybooks feature a classic story structure with tension, climax and resolution to engage young readers. The books have been written using carefully selected vocabulary to ensure children experience reading success.
This is a brand new set of flashcards for use at home or in the classroom. Flashcards are a great learning resource for young children helping them master simple vocabulary. The cards can be used to play games for self-testing or simply be propped up around the house or classroom as useful reminders. The cards are durable and robust to survive repeated use by little hands.
A nineteenth century French priest discovers something in his mountain village at the foot of The Pyrenees which enables him to amass and spend a fortune of millions of pounds. The tale seems to begin with buried treasure and then turns into an unprecedented historical detective story - a modern Grail quest leading back through cryptically coded parchments secret societies the Knights Templar the Cathar heretics of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and a dynasty of obscure French kings deposed more than 1 300 years ago. The author's conclusions are persuasive: at the core is not material riches but a secret - a secret of explosive and controversial proportions which radiates out from the little Pyrenees village all the way to contemporary politics and the entire edifice of the Christian faith. It involves nothing less than...the Holy Grail.