English | 2011 | ISBN: 1439829063 | 368 pages | PDF | 6,7 MB
How does the field of optical engineering impact biotechnology?
Perhaps for the first time, Applied Optics Fundamentals & Device Applications: Nano, MOEMS, & Biotechnology answers that question directly by integrating coverage of the many disciplines & applications involved in optical engineering, & then examining their applications in nanobiotechnology.
Written by a senior U.S. Army research scientist & pioneer in the field of optical engineering, this book addresses the exponential growth in materials, applications, & cross-functional relevance of the many convergent disciplines making optical engineering possible, including nanotechnology, MEMS, (MOEMS), & biotechnology.
Integrates Coverage of MOEMS, Optics, & Nanobiotechnology-& Their Market Applications
Providing an unprecedented interdisciplinary perspective of optics technology, this book describes everything from core principles & fundamental relationships, to emerging technologies & practical application of devices & systems-including fiber-optic sensors, integrated & electro-optics, & specialized military applications. The author places special emphasis on:
* Fiber sensor systems
* Electro-optics & acousto-optics
* Optical computing & signal processing
* Optical device performance
* Thin film magnetic memory
* MEMS, MOEMS, nano- & bionanotechnologies
* Optical diagnostics & imaging
* Integrated optics
* Design constraints for materials, manufacturing, & application space
Bridging the technology gaps between interrelated fields, this reference is a powerful tool for students, engineers & scientists in the electrical, chemical, mechanical, biological, aerospace, materials, & optics fields. Its value also extends to applied physicists & professionals interested in the relationships between emerging technologies & cross-disciplinary opportunities.
Author Mark A. Mentzer is a pioneer in the field of optical engineering. He is a senior research scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Maryl&. Much of his current work involves extending the fields of optical engineering & solid state physics into the realm of biochemistry & molecular biology, as well as structured research in biophotonics.