Optoelectronics and Photonics: Principles and Practices, 2/e (IE-Paperback)

Safa Kasap








For one-semester, undergraduate-level courses in Optoelectronics and Photonics, in the departments of electrical engineering, engineering physics, and materials science and engineering.

This text takes a fresh look at the enormous developments in electo-optic devices and associated materials—such as Pockels (Lithium Niobate) modulators.



  • Numerous modern topics in photonics are included in all the chapters.
  • There are Additional Topics that can be covered in more advanced courses, or in courses that run over two semesters.
  • There are many  new and solved problems within chapters, and many  practical end-of-chapter problems that start from basic concepts and build-up onto advanced applications.
  • Photographs, illustrations, and artwork are used, where appropriate, to convey the concepts as clearly as possible.
  • Advanced or complicated mathematical derivations are avoided and, instead, the emphasis is placed on concepts and engineering applications.
  •  Useful and essential equations in photonics are given with explanations; and are used in examples and problems to give the student a sense of what are typical values.
  • Emphasis is placed on practical or engineering examples; care has been taken to consider various photonics/optoelectronics courses at the undergraduate level across major universities.
  • The Second Edition is supported by an extensive Power Point presentation for instructors. The Power Point has all the illustrations in color, and includes additional color photos. The basic concepts and equations are also highlighted in additional slides. There are also numerous slides with examples and solved problems. Find these at http://www.pearsoninterantionaleditions.com/kasap.
  • The Second Edition is supported by an extensive Solutions Manual for instructors. (Instructors need to contact the publisher with their course details.)