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In the space travel age, photonic tech is the way to go

July 27, 2016

As the space travel age dawns upon us, photonic technology takes on a greater central role in its impact on the performance of space systems.

As an emerging and crucial enabling technology, photonics has the potential of enhancing many space systems, including the links for on-board data handling, the high-resolution measurement systems, and the processing units.

World Scientific's latest book "Photonics in Space" discusses the topic with a special emphasis on the new guided-wave devices with high performance, low cost and size.

For instance, the book's contents deal with the fundamentals of optoelectronics and photonics, optical interconnects for spacecraft, satellite optical communication links, optical signal processors; photonic sensing systems and solar cells.

Edited by Caterina Ciminelli (Politecnico di Bari, Italy), Francesco Dell'Olio (Politecnico di Bari, Italy), Mario Nicola Armenise (Politecnico di Bari, Italy), Photonics in Space retails for US$118/ £98 at major bookstores including Amazon, Barnes Noble, amongst others. For more information on the book, please visit http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/9871?utm_source=eureka_alert&utm_medium=press_release&utm_campaign=eureka_9871.
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For more information or book reviews, please contact Mr Jason Lim at cjlim@wspc.com.sg or tel: 6466 5775 ext 247.

About World Scientific Publishing Co.

World Scientific Publishing is a leading independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research, professional and educational communities. The company publishes about 600 books annually and about 130 journals in various fields. World Scientific collaborates with prestigious organizations like the Nobel Foundation, US National Academies Press to bring high quality academic and professional content to researchers and academics worldwide. To find out more about World Scientific, please visit http://www.worldscientific.com. For more information, contact Jason Lim at cjlim@wspc.com.sg

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