SPIE is also providing free and open access (via downloadable PDF) to this material as a service to the optics community and the general public.
This online tutorial text contains 10 modules written by experts in the photonics field with the support of the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) and Scientific and Technological Education in Optics and Photonics (STEP). The authors are well known for their deep knowledge of the sections they cover in the series. Content coverage builds from module to module, providing a comprehensive and practical overview with excellent examples and exercises.
Open access of the modules is posted on SPIE.org: http://spie.org/publications/fundamentals-of-photonics-modules. Students and faculty will enjoy using this well-written and practical series as a teaching tool and classroom reading.