The purpose of this text is to provide an alternative to conventional presentations of time-harmonic electromagnetics at the undergraduate level. The emphasis is on principles, phenomena, and methods appropriate to optical rather than microwave frequency spectra. This approach is motivated by the
significant growth in the areas of optical communication and signal processing within the last decade.The text is carefully structured so that all material is developed from first principles. Sophisticated concepts such as the Goos-Haenchen shift, radiation modes, Bragg scattering of guided modes, and optical fiber mode theory have a firm foundation and are made easily understandable. Problems and worked-out examples reinforce the material and are perfect for self-study.