Fundamentals of Photonics, Third Edition is a self-contained and up-to-date introductory-level textbook that thoroughly surveys this rapidly expanding area of engineering and applied physics. Featuring a blend of theory and applications, coverage includes detailed accounts of the primary theories of light, including ray optics, wave optics, electromagnetic optics, and photon optics, as well as the interaction of light and matter. Presented at increasing levels of complexity, preliminary sections build toward more advanced topics, such as Fourier optics and holography, photonic-crystal optics, guided-wave and fiber optics, LEDs and lasers, acousto-optic and electro-optic devices, nonlinear optical devices, ultrafast optics, optical interconnects and switches, and optical fiber communications. The third edition features an entirely new chapter on the optics of metals and plasmonic devices. Each chapter contains highlighted equations, exercises, problems, summaries, and selected reading lists. Examples of real systems are included to emphasize the concepts governing applications of current interest. Each of the twenty-four chapters of the second edition has been thoroughly updated. BAHAA E. A. SALEH, PhD, has been Distinguished Professor and Dean of CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida, since 2009. He is also Professor Emeritus at Boston University. Saleh is the author of Photoelectron Statistics and Introduction to Subsurface Imaging, and is the Founding Editor of Advances in Optics and Photonics. He is a Fellow of APS, IEEE, SPIE, and OSA, and is the recipient of the OSA Beller Medal, the OSA Mees Medal, the SPIE BACUS Award, and the Kuwait Prize. MALVIN CARL TEICH, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Boston University and Columbia University, and a member of the Boston University Photonics Center. He is the coauthor of Fractal-Based Point Processes and is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA, SPIE, APS, AAAS, and ASA. He is the recipient of the IEEE Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize Award, the IEEE Morris E. Leeds Award, the Memorial Gold Medal of Palacký University, and the Distinguished Scholar Award of Boston University.