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An Introduction to Quantum Optics: Photon and Biphoton Physics

An Introduction to Quantum Optics: Photon and Biphoton Physics

By: Yanhua Shih

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2011

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Designed as a stand-alone text, An Introduction to Quantum Optics presents the theoretical concepts and experimental techniques involved in modern quantum optics. This book reviews basic theory and experimental evidence for the quantization of light, addressing such advanced concepts as entanglement and two-photon phenomena. It examines the devices and experimental procedures used to test theories and considers higher-level ideas including coherent and squeezed states, atom-field interaction, electromagnetically induced transparency, and lasing without inversion. Aimed at senior...

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Advances in Computers

Advances in Computers

By: Atif Memon

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2014

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Since its first volume in 1960, Advances in Computers has presented detailed coverage of innovations in computer hardware, software, theory, design, and applications. It has also provided contributors with a medium in which they can explore their subjects in greater depth and breadth than journal articles usually allow. As a result, many articles have become standard references that continue to be of significant, lasting value in this rapidly expanding field. In-depth surveys and tutorials on new computer technology Well-known authors and researchers in the field Extensive...

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A Dangerous Business: The U.S. Navy and the National Reconnaissance During the Cold War

A Dangerous Business: The U.S. Navy and the National Reconnaissance During the Cold War

By: John R. Schindler

Publisher: Center for Cryptologic History, NSA

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2014

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This brochure celebrates the dedication of the U.S. Navy memorial at National Vigilance Park. It is hoped that it will provide readers with a glimpse into a world that was long hidden from view, a world of dedication, heroism and sacrifice. This brochure outlines the history of Naval aerial reconnaissance during the Cold War, and commemorates the many veterans of that long, secret struggle, especially the sailors who gave their lives.  ...

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In the Forefront of Foreign Missile and Space Intelligence History of the Defense Special Missile and Aerospace Center (DEFSMAC), 1960-2010

In the Forefront of Foreign Missile and Space Intelligence History of the Defense Special Missile and Aerospace Center (DEFSMAC), 1960-2010

By: Richard L. Bernard

Publisher: Center for Cryptologic History, NSA

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2014

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Although little known to the public at large, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Special Missile and Aerospace Center (DEFSMAC) serves in the forefront of U.S. missile and space intelligence. The Center coordinates the collection of intelligence information on foreign missiles and satellites from the ground, from the sea, and from aerospace based upon intelligence requirements. The Center personnel then analyze the initial collection results and provide intelligence reporting based on the information. ...

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Dedication and Sacrifice: National Aerial Reconnaissance in the Cold War

Dedication and Sacrifice: National Aerial Reconnaissance in the Cold War

By: History and Publications Staff

Publisher: Center for Cryptologic History, NSA

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2014

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During the Cold War, various intelligence programs were created to acquire the information needed for effective defense planning. Among them were programs of aerial reconnaissance to collect both photographic intelligence and signals intelligence. ...

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Near Field Communication

Near Field Communication

By: Sheli McHugh; Kristen Yarmey

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2014

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Near Field Communication is a radio frequency technology that allows objects, such as mobile phones, computers, tags, or posters, to exchange information wirelessly across a small distance. This report on the progress of Near Field Communication reviews the features and functionality of the technology and summarizes the broad spectrum of its current and anticipated applications. We explore the development of NFC technology in recent years, introduce the major stakeholders in the NFC ecosystem, and project its movement toward mainstream adoption. Several examples of early implementation of NFC...

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High-Frequency Integrated Circuits

High-Frequency Integrated Circuits

By: Voinigescu Sorin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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A transistor-level, design-intensive overview of high speed and high frequency monolithic integrated circuits for wireless and broadband systems from 2 GHz to 200 GHz, this comprehensive text covers high-speed, RF, mm-wave and optical fiber circuits using nanoscale CMOS, SiGe BiCMOS and III-V technologies. Step-by-step design methodologies, end-of-chapter problems and practical simulation and design projects are provided, making this an ideal resource for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in circuit design. With an emphasis on device-circuit topology interaction and optimization,...

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Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, and X.0

Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, and X.0

By: San Murugesan

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2009

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As the Web continues to evolve, advances in Web technology forge many new applications that were not previously feasible, resulting in new usage paradigms in business, social interaction, governance, and education. The Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, and X.0: Technologies, Business, and Social Applications is a comprehensive reference source on next-generation Web technologies and their applications. This in-depth two volume collection covers the latest aspects and applications of Web technologies including the introduction of virtual reality commerce systems, the importance of social...

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Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and the Design of Intelligent Agents

Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and the Design of Intelligent Agents

By: Michael Gelfond; Yulia Kahl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Knowledge representation and reasoning is the foundation of artificial intelligence, declarative programming, and the design of knowledge-intensive software systems capable of performing intelligent tasks. Using logical and probabilistic formalisms based on answer set programming (ASP) and action languages, this book shows how knowledge-intensive systems can be given knowledge about the world and how it can be used to solve non-trivial computational problems. The authors maintain a balance between mathematical analysis and practical design of intelligent agents. All the concepts, such as...

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Stochastic Networks

Stochastic Networks

By: Frank Kelly; Elena Yudovina

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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Communication networks underpin our modern world, and provide fascinating and challenging examples of large-scale stochastic systems. Randomness arises in communication systems at many levels: for example, the initiation and termination times of calls in a telephone network, or the statistical structure of the arrival streams of packets at routers in the Internet. How can routing, flow control and connection acceptance algorithms be designed to work well in uncertain and random environments? This compact introduction illustrates how stochastic models can be used to shed light on important...

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Lasers and Electro-optics, Second Edition

Lasers and Electro-optics, Second Edition

By: Christopher C. Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Covering a broad range of topics in modern optical physics and engineering, this textbook is invaluable for undergraduate students studying laser physics, optoelectronics, photonics, applied optics and optical engineering. This new edition has been re-organized, and now covers many new topics such as the optics of stratified media, quantum well lasers and modulators, free electron lasers, diode-pumped solid state and gas lasers, imaging and non-imaging optical systems, squeezed light, periodic poling in nonlinear media, very short pulse lasers and new applications of lasers. The textbook...

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Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation

Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation

By: ZongWei Luo

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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Fast advances in information technology have led to a smarter world vision with ubiquitous interconnection and intelligence. Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation: Interconnection and Intelligence covers both theoretical perspectives and practical approaches to smart manufacturing research and development triggered by ubiquitous interconnection and intelligence. This reference work discusses the transformation of manufacturing, the latest developments in smart manufacturing innovation, current and emerging technology opportunities, and market imperatives that enable manufacturing...

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Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems

Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems

By: Shin’ya Obara

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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The management of global warming is a relevant issue throughout the world and has experts of various fields considering various methods to control Earth’s atmospheric temperature. While microgrid technology is emerging as the next generation energy supply system, renewable energy is often unstable and requires the support of conventional energy equipment. Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems: Microgrid and Nature Grid Methods investigates the development of highly efficient energy storage equipment and of operation optimization technology of compound energy systems. This book is an...

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MAX Phases and Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics for Extreme Environments

MAX Phases and Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics for Extreme Environments

By: I. Low; Y. Sakka; C. Hu

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2013

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Ceramics are a versatile material, more so than is widely known. They are thermal resistant, poor electrical conductors, insulators against nuclear radiation, and not easily damaged, making ceramics a key component in many industrial processes. MAX Phases and Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics for Extreme Environments investigates a new class of ultra-durable ceramic materials, which exhibit characteristics of both ceramics and metals. Readers will explore recent advances in the manufacturing of ceramic materials that improve their durability and other physical properties, enhancing their...

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Multimedia Data Engineering Applications and Processing

Multimedia Data Engineering Applications and Processing

By: Shu-Ching Chen; Mei-Ling Shyu

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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With a variety of media types, multimedia data engineering has emerged as a new opportunity to create techniques and tools that empower the development of the next generation of multimedia databases and information systems. Multimedia Data Engineering Applications and Processing presents different aspects of multimedia data engineering and management research. This collection of recent theories, technologies and algorithms brings together a detailed understanding of multimedia engineering and its applications. This reference source will be of essential use for researchers, scientists,...

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Rough Cuts
The Essential Guide to Digital Signal Processing

The Essential Guide to Digital Signal Processing

By: Richard Lyons; D. Lee Fugal

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 23-MAY-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. How signal processing works: clear, simple explanations in plain English Breakthrough DSP applications: from smartphones to healthcare and beyond Covers both digital and analog signals An indispensable resource for tech writers, marketers, managers, and other nonengineers Complete glossary of terminology and acronyms The Complete DSP Guide for Businesspeople and Nontechnical Professionals Digital signal processing (DSP) technology is everywhere—each time you use a smartphone, tablet, or computer; play an MP3; watch a...

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Surface Engineering and Technology for Biomedical Implants

Surface Engineering and Technology for Biomedical Implants

By: Yoshiki Oshida

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 15-APR-2014

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This new book synthesizes a wide range of interdisciplinary literature to provide the state-of-the art of biomedical implants. It discusses materials and explains the three basic requirements for implant success from a surface engineering perspective: biological compatibility, biomechanical compatibility, morphological compatibility. Biomedical, mechanical, and materials engineers will find this book indispensable for understanding proper treatment of implant surfaces in order to achieve clinical success. Highlights include: • Coverage of surface engineering of polymer, metallic, ceramic and...

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Technologies for Urban and Spatial Planning

Technologies for Urban and Spatial Planning

By: Nuno Pinto; José Tenedório; António Antunes; Josep Cladera

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

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Technological advancements have changed that way we think of traditional urban and spatial planning. The inclusion of conventional elements with modern technologies is allowing this field to advance at a rapid pace. Technologies in Urban and Spatial Planning: Virtual Cities and Territories covers a multitude of newly developed hardware and software technology advancements in urban and spatial planning and architecture. This publication draws on the most current research and studies of field practitioners who offer solutions and recommendations for further growth, specifically in urban and...

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Ten Essential Skills for Electrical Engineers

Ten Essential Skills for Electrical Engineers

By: Barry Dorr

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

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Engineers know that, as in any other discipline, getting a good job requires practical, up-to-date skills. An engineering degree provides a broad set of fundamentals. Ten Essential Skills applies those fundamentals to practical tasks required by employers. Written in a user-friendly, no-nonsense format, the book reviews practical skills using the latest tools and techniques, and features a companion website with interview practice problems and advanced material for readers wishing to pursue additional skills. With this book, aspiring and current engineers may approach job interviews...

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Concept-Oriented Research and Development in Information Technology

Concept-Oriented Research and Development in Information Technology

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 17-MAR-2014

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This book thoroughly analyzes the relationships between concept, technology, and market—which are the main factors in shifting information technology research and development (R&D) to a new approach. It discusses unconventional methods and viewpoints of concept creation, technology innovation, and market cultivation. Featuring contributions from international experts and case studies from IBM and Hitachi, this book is perfect for graduate students in information technology, engineering, technology management, operation research, and business—as well as for R&D researchers, directors,...