Photodetection and Measurement: Maximizing Performance in Optical Systems

by: Mark Johnson


Abstract: Photodetection and measurement techniques are used by engineers and physicists to “characterize" optical devices and systems. Characterizing – numerically describing a device’s performance – is vital to the design and analysis of fiber optics, laser systems, and opto-electronic circuitry. As more and more of electronics are becoming opto-electronic (because light moves faster then electricity) the art of taking accurate, inexpensive optical measurements has become very important to EEs across the board.This is a practical engineering tutorial on making accurate and effective measurements without spending a fortune – by using equipment commonly available in labs and companies. It considers the full chain of equipment: photodetectors, amplifiers, LED sources, electronic drives, basic optics, interference screens, and data acquisition systems. MathCAD will be used for frequency plots throughout.
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Title: Photodetection and Measurement: Maximizing Performance in Optical Systems

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071409445

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Mark Johnson is the author of this McGraw-Hill Professional publication.

Description: Photodetection and measurement techniques are used by engineers and physicists to “characterize" optical devices and systems. Characterizing – numerically describing a device’s performance – is vital to the design and analysis of fiber optics, laser systems, and opto-electronic circuitry. As more and more of electronics are becoming opto-electronic (because light moves faster then electricity) the art of taking accurate, inexpensive optical measurements has become very important to EEs across the board.This is a practical engineering tutorial on making accurate and effective measurements without spending a fortune – by using equipment commonly available in labs and companies. It considers the full chain of equipment: photodetectors, amplifiers, LED sources, electronic drives, basic optics, interference screens, and data acquisition systems. MathCAD will be used for frequency plots throughout.