"So who will buy this book? Well, our PhD students for a start. I've told them all to buy their own copy; at less than L40 for more than 700 pages it's an absolute snip. Also, in the three weeks I've had my free copy I've consulted it four times, all to fruitful effect, in discussions with colleagues, so I'd suggest they get their own as well. As a reference text for course writers it could be invaluable, and device researchers writing papers, theses, proposals or reports may well wear it out completely." C. C. Phillips, Contemporary Physics
Optoelectronics is a practical and self-contained graduate-level textbook on the subject, which will be of great value to both students and practising engineers. Sophisticated concepts are introduced in a practical and coherent way, including such topics as quantum mechanics of electron-photon interaction, quantisation of the electro-magnetic field and semiconductor properties. The book builds on these concepts to describe the physics, properties and performances of the main optoelectronic devices, and concludes by presenting the latest devices, including quantum well infrared photodetectors, quantum cascade lasers and optical frequency converters.