This book includes both theoretical and practical aspects within optics, photonics and lasers. The book provides new methods,
technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques as well as a general survey indicating future trends and
directions. The main fields of this book are Optical scattering, plasmas technologies and simulation, photonic and optoelectronic
sensors and devices, optical fiber sensing and monitoring, image detection and Imaging solid state lasers and fiber lasers,
and optical amplifiers. A wide range of optical materials is covered, from semiconductor based optical materials, optical
crystals and optical glasses.