Elsevier Publishes New Electrical Engineering and Communications Books

Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIA

Elsevier recently published seven new titles in the area of Electrical Engineering and Communications. The titles of the books are Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIA, Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIB, Electromagnetic Surface Waves: A Modern Perspective, Op Amps for Everyone, Intelligent Systems for Security Informatics, Advances in Analog and RF IC Design for Wireless Communication Systems, and System Parameter Identification: Information Criteria and Algorithms.

Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIA
By Ivan Kaminow, Tingye Li, and Alan E Willner
This book is the sixth in a series that has chronicled the progress in the R&D of lightwave communications since the early 1970s. Written by active authorities from academia and industry, this edition brings a fresh look to many essential topics, including devices, subsystems, systems and networks. A central theme is the enabling of high-bandwidth communications in a cost-effective manner for the development of customer applications. These volumes are an ideal reference for R&D engineers and managers, optical systems implementers, university researchers and students, network operators, and investors. Volume A is devoted to components and subsystems, including photonic integrated circuits, multicore and few-mode fibers, photonic crystals, silicon photonics, signal processing, and optical interconnections.

Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIB
By Ivan Kaminow, Tingye Li, and Alan Willner
This book is the sixth in a series that has chronicled the progress in the R&D of lightwave communications since the early 1970s. Written by active authorities from academia and industry, this edition brings a fresh look to many essential topics, including devices, subsystems, systems and networks. A central theme is the enabling of high-bandwidth communications in a cost-effective manner for the development of customer applications. These volumes are an ideal reference for R&D engineers and managers, optical systems implementers, university researchers and students, network operators, and investors. Volume B is devoted to systems and networks, including advanced modulation formats, coherent detection, Tb/s channels, space-division multiplexing, reconfigurable networks, broadband access, undersea cable, satellite communications, and microwave photonics.

Electromagnetic Surface Waves: A Modern Perspective
By John Polo, Tom Mackay, and Akhlesh Lakhtakia
For decades, the surface-plasmon-polariton wave guided by the interface of simple isotropic materials dominated the scene. However, in recent times research on electromagnetic surface waves guided by planar interfaces has expanded into new and exciting areas. In the 1990′s research focused on advancing knowledge of the newly discovered Dyakonov wave. More recently, much of the surface wave research is motivated by the proliferation of nanotechnology and the growing number of materials available with novel properties. This book leads the reader from the relatively simple surface-plasmon-polariton wave with isotropic materials to the latest research on various types of electromagnetic surface waves guided by the interfaces of complex materials enabled by recent developments in nanotechnology. This includes: Dyakonov waves guided by interfaces formed with columnar thin films, Dyakonov-Tamm waves guided by interfaces formed with sculptured thin films, and multiple modes of surface-plasmon-polariton waves guided by the interface of a metal and a periodically varying dielectric material.

Op Amps for Everyone
By Bruce Carter
This book is an indispensable guide and reference for designing circuits that are reliable, have low power consumption, and are as small and low-cost as possible. Operational amplifiers are essential in modern electronics design, and are used in medical devices, communications technology, optical networks, and sensor interfacing. This book is informed by the authors’ years of experience, wisdom and expertise, giving engineers all the methods, techniques and tricks that they need to optimize their analog electronic designs. With this book you will learn single op amp designs that get the most out of every amplifier, as well as which specifications are of most importance to your design, enabling you to narrow down the list of amplifiers to those few that are most suitable. Additional features include strategies for making simple “tweaks” to the design – changes that are often apparent once a prototype has been constructed, and how to design for hostile environments – extreme temperatures, high levels of shock, vibration, and radiation – by knowing what circuit parameters are likely to degrade and how to counteract that degradation.

Intelligent Systems for Security Informatics
By Christopher Yang, Wenji Mao, Xiaolong Zheng, and Hui Wang
This book series comprises titles that present state-of-the-art knowledge and the latest advances in intelligent systems. Its scope includes theoretical studies, design methods, and real-world implementations and applications. The most prevalent topics in Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) include data management, data and text mining for ISI applications, terrorism informatics, deception and intent detection, terrorist and criminal social network analysis, public health and bio-security, crime analysis, cyber-infrastructure protection, transportation infrastructure security, policy studies and evaluation, and information assurance, among others. This book covers the most active research work in recent years.

Advances in Analog and RF IC Design for Wireless Communication Systems
By Gabriele Manganaro and Domine Leenaerts
This book gives technical introductions to the latest and most significant topics in the area of circuit design of analog/RF ICs for wireless communication systems, emphasizing wireless infrastructure rather than handsets. The book ranges from very high performance circuits for complex wireless infrastructure systems to selected highly integrated systems for handsets and mobile devices. Coverage includes power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, modulators, analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs), and even single-chip radios. This book offers a quick grasp of emerging research topics in RF integrated circuit design and their potential applications, with brief introductions to key topics followed by references to specialist papers for further reading. All of the chapters, compiled by editors well known in their field, have been authored by renowned experts in the subject. Each includes a complete introduction, followed by the relevant most significant and recent results on the topic at hand. This book gives researchers in industry and universities a quick grasp of the most important developments in analog and RF integrated circuit design.

System Parameter Identification: Information Criteria and Algorithms
By Badong Chen, Yu Zhu, Jinchun Hu, and Jose Principe
Recently, criterion functions based on information theoretic measures (entropy, mutual information, information divergence) have attracted attention and become an emerging area of study in signal processing and system identification domain. This book presents a systematic framework for system identification and information processing, investigating system identification from an information theory point of view. The book is divided into six chapters, which cover the information needed to understand the theory and application of system parameter identification. The authors’ research provides a base for the book, but it incorporates the results from the latest international research publications.