Photodetectors: Devices, Circuits and Applications (Paperback)

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Photodetectors: Devices, Circuits and Applications (Paperback)


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In the exciting field of optoelectronics, most new frontiers are explored first through the development of photodetectors. This book introduces photodetectors step-by-step, covering every photodetector of practical importance throughout the entire spectral range from UV to far IR -- all with a minimum of mathematics.KEY TOPICS: Leading researcher Donati Silvano begins with classic photoemissive devices, photocathodes and vacuum phototubes; then intoduces the theory and applications of photomultipliers. Silvano presents in-depth coverage of semiconductor photodetectors and related devices, including photodiodes, avalanche devices, phototransistors, photoconductors, and solar cells. Infrared techniques and thermal detectors for non-contact termperature measurements and thermal-image pickup are also covered in detail. The book covers state-of-the-art techniques in coherent detection and photodetection; image-sensing devices such as intensified image tubes and CCDs; and much more. For each device, Silvano presents critical guidance on operation, performance parameters, sensitivity limits, special features -- and in most cases, application circuits with schematic details and design hints.MARKET: For all science and engineering professionals involved with optoelectronics.

SILVANO DONATI has been a full professor of Optoelectronics at the University of Pavia, Italy, since 1980. A graduate of the University of Milan, Italy, he has more than 30 years' experience with photodetectors and their applications in electro-optical instrumentation and fiberoptic communications. His special interests include the time and frequency responses of PMTs and APDs, performance of image-CCDs, and such advanced photodetection techniques as squeezed-state and injection detection. He has authored more than 160 papers and holds 10 patents. Dr. Donati is the founder and current chair of the IEEE-LEOS Italy chapter and belongs to IEEE (senior member), AEI (meritorious member), OSA, SPIE, and IEMS.
Product Details ISBN: 9780130203373
ISBN-10: 0130203378
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: November 3rd, 1999
Pages: 448
Language: English