Optics, Photonics and Optoelectronics are enabling technologies in many branches of Science, Engineering, Medicine and Agriculture. These technologies have reshaped our outlook, our way of interaction with each other and brought people closer. These are helping us to understand many phenomena better and provide deeper insight in the functioning of nature. Further, these technologies themselves are evolving at a rapid rate. Their applications encompass very large spatial scales from nanometers to astronomical and a very large temporal range from picoseconds to billions of years. The series on advances on optics, photonics and optoelectronics aims at covering topics that are of interest to both academia and industry. Some of the topics that the books in the series will cover are: Bio-photonics and Medical Imaging, Devices, Electromagnetics, Fiber Optics, Information Storage, Instrumentation, Light sources, Materials, Optical Metrology, Optical Networks, Photovoltaics, and Sensors.
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Rajpal S Sirohi is currently working as a faculty member in the Department of Physics, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama (USA). Prior to this, he was a consultant scientist at the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, and before that he was chair professor in the Department of Physics, Tezpur University, Assam. During 2000 to 2011 he was academic administrator being Vice-Chancellor to couple of Universities and the Director of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is the recipient of many international and national awards and author of more than 400 papers. Dr Sirohi is involved with research concerning optical metrology, optical instrumentation, holography, and speckle phenomenon.