My books on Photonics

book cover imageMy interest in Photonics and experience innumerical modeling ofphotonic components, especially with Finite Element (FEM) based methods, has culiminated in two books: one on  (FEM) that I have ao-authored with Aziz and the other  an edited volume on Recent Trends in Computational Photonics.

In this video I talk about my work and the FEM book. Here is the link. Published by Artech House, the title of the book is Finite Element Modelling Methods for Photonics.

The most recent edited volume (published by Springer in Oct 2017) emerged from the OWTNM 2015 conference that I had chaired in London. The authors of the most well received invited papers and experts in computational photonics were asked to contribute their latest research. The variety of topics covered in this book is huge: ranging from the Discontinuous Galerkin Time Domain method to modelling of non-linear effects to the electron response in nanoplasmonic structures to parity time symmetry, photonic crystals.The application areas covered include plasmonics, metamaterials, photonic crystals, dielectric waveguides, fiber lasers

The preface gives an insight into the book and it’s features, the topics covered and how the reader can benefit from it. The Detailed table of contents can be found by clicking the highlighted link. A sample chapter is also available from the publishers site.

The volume has 13 chapters in total and is about 395 pages long. A brief table of contents is given below:

  1. Finite Element Time Domain Method for Photonics by Raiyan Kabir, S. M. (et al.)
  2. The Modelling of Fibre Lasers for Mid-Infrared Wavelengths by Sojka, L. (et al.)
  3. Guided Wave Interaction in Photonic Integrated Circuits — A Hybrid Analytical/Numerical Approach to Coupled Mode Theory by Hammer, M.
  4. Rigorous Analysis of Acousto-Optic Interactions in Optical Waveguides by Rahman, B. M. A. (et al.)
  5. Photonic Crystals and Metamaterials with Gain by Droulias, S. (et al.)
  6. Theory and Numerical Modelling of Parity-Time Symmetric Structures in Photonics: Introduction and Grating Structures in One Dimension by Phang, S. (et al.)
  7. Theory and Numerical Modelling of Parity-Time Symmetric Structures in Photonics: Boundary Integral Equation for Coupled Microresonator Structures by Phang, S. (et al.)
  8. Hydrodynamic Model for Coherent Nonlinear Plasmonics by Krasavin, A. V. (et al.)
  9. Simulation of Second Harmonic Generation from Photonic Nanostructures Using the Discontinuous Galerkin Time Domain Method by Grynko, Y. (et al.)
  10. All-Dielectric Nanophotonic Structures: Exploring the Magnetic Component of Light by Hopkins, B. (et al.)
  11. Computational Plasmonics: Theory and Applications by Mohammed, F. (et al.)
  12. Computational Plasmonics: Numerical Techniques by Mohammed, F. (et al.)
  13. Engineering of Hybrid Photonic-Plasmonic Devices for Enhanced Light-Matter Interactions by Mossayebi, M. (et al.)

The FEM book has 6 chapters and is about 230 pages in length. The primary topics covered are:
Chapter 1: Introduction (click to see chapter summary)
Chapter 2: Finite Element Method (click to see chapter summary)
Chapter 3: Finite Element Beam Propagation Methods (click to see chapter summary)
Chapter 4: Finite Element Time Domain Method (click to see chapter summary)
Chapter 5: Incorporating Physical Effects within the Finite Element Method (click to see chapter summary)
Chapter 6: Present and Future Directions Methods (click to see chapter summary)

My objective in writing this book was to (hopefully) produce the book I wish I had access to when I first started using the Finite Element method. The attempt has therefore been to present the topics in an accessible way without compromising on scientific rigour. The Preface explains some of the key features of the book.

A sample chapter is also available on the publisher’s website to download.

Comsol have also reviewed the book and you can read that review here.

Another review by the MidWest book review:
“Finite Element Modeling Methods for Photonics provides a powerful resource describing the applications of FEM in photonics devices and covers everything from problem-solving applications to real-world examples and mathematical concepts. Engineers involved in developing photonic components will find this a powerful guide to the simulation process as a whole, with chapters including formulas, structure analysis, discussions of different methods and approaches, and investigations applying different methods to problems. The result is a powerful technical reference highly recommended for any engineering library.”
– The Midwest Book Review
November 2013


I hope you will enjoy reading it and I look forward to your comments!


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