Handbook of Optoelectronics offers a self-contained reference from the basic science and light sources to devices and modern applications across the entire spectrum of disciplines utilizing optoelectronic technologies. This second edition gives a complete update of the original work with a focus on systems and applications.

Volume I covers the details of optoelectronic devices and techniques including semiconductor lasers, optical detectors and receivers, optical fiber devices, modulators, amplifiers, integrated optics, LEDs, and engineered optical materials with brand new chapters on silicon photonics, nanophotonics, and graphene optoelectronics. Volume II addresses the underlying system technologies enabling state-of-the-art communications, imaging, displays, sensing, data processing, energy conversion, and actuation. Volume III is brand new to this edition, focusing on applications in infrastructure, transport, security, surveillance, environmental monitoring, military, industrial, oil and gas, energy generation and distribution, medicine, and free space.

No other resource in the field comes close to its breadth and depth, with contributions from leading industrial and academic institutions around the world. Whether used as a reference, research tool, or broad-based introduction to the field, the Handbook offers everything you need to get started.

John P. Dakin, PhD, is professor (emeritus) at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK.

Robert G. W. Brown, PhD, is chief executive officer of the American Institute of Physics and an adjunct full professor in the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic at the University of California, Irvine.


Part I: Optoelectronics in Infrastructure. Applications of Optoelectronics for Structural Health Monitoring. Distributed Acoustic Sensing. Intelligent Infrastructure. Optoelectronics for Control of City Transport. Part II: On-vehicle Applications in Transport. Optoelectronics for Automotive Vehicles. 360° Camera Systems. Part III: Optoelectronics for Security and Surveillance. Applications of Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) for Security and Surveillance. Part IV: Earth Resources and Environmental Monitoring. Summary of Satellite Observation Activities. Satellite-Based Land Monitoring. Satellite Observation of the Oceans. Oceanographic and Aquatic Applications of Optical Sensing Technologies. Cloud Monitoring. Part V: Military Applications. Military Applications. Part VI: Industrial Applications. Optical Gas Sensing Methods for Industry. Laser Machining. Optical Metrology in Industry. Optoelectronics for 3D Printing. Fibre Optical Sensors for Monitoring Industrial Gas Turbines. Raman Gas Spectroscopy. Part VII: Oil, Gas and Mineral Exploration and Refining. Fibre Optics in the Oil Industry. Oilfield Production Monitoring with Fiber Optic Sensors. Applications of Visible to Near-infrared Spectroscopy for Downhole Fluid Analysis inside Oil and Gas Wellbores. Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy for Future Oil, Gas, and Mineral Exploration. Part VIII: Applications in Energy Generation and Distribution. Applications of Electricity Generation by Solar Panels. Advantages of Fiber Optical Sensors for Power Generation. Part IX: Applications for Medicine, Health Monitoring, and Biotechnology. Optoelectronics in Medicine. Breath Analysis with Mid-Infrared Diagnostics. Fibre Optic Manometry Catheters for in Vivo Monitoring of Peristalsis in the Human Gut. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in Medicine. Part X: Free Space, Home and Mobile Portable Equipment Applications. Applications for Home and Mobile Portable Equipment. Optical Communications through Free Space.