Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Science
Valery V. Tuchin, ed., CRC Press, 2010; $159.95 (hardcover).
Tuchin’s book can be thought of as a link in a long chain of works devoted to the development of
spectroscopic and imaging methods for biomedical diagnostics. It presents a large variety of topics
and thus emphasizes breadth rather than depth. However, there are ample references to the enormous
bibliography, so the interested reader can easily learn more if he or she wishes. It may be most useful
as a way to get an overview of the presented topics before delving deeper with the references. The book
will certainly become one of the standard references for biophotonics, and it will help to stimulate interaction between optics and biomedical science.
Review by Christian Brosseau, OSA Fellow and professor in the physics department at the Université de Bretagne
Occidentale in Brest, France.
Structured Surfaces as Optical Metamaterials
Alexei A. Maradudin, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2011; $115.00 (hardcover).
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Optical metamaterials have recently emerged as a topic of considerable research excitement with
ideas such as invisibility cloaks gripping both the scientific and public imagination. Realization of
invisibility cloaks—as well as other metamaterial properties—requires the design and implementation of
structured surfaces that exhibit specific properties. Such properties can, in general terms, be ac-
cessed either using volume or surface electromagnetic waves. This book brings together a number
of experts from the U.S. and Europe who have contributed to both theoretical and experimental studies
DIAMOND develops photonic solutions for demanding applications, leveraging its expertise
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