My overall impression is that Integrated Optics: Design and Modeling will make a fine addition to almost anyone's collection of books on integrated optics. It will, however, serve its readers better as a reference book than as a text from which to first learn the basic concepts of integrated optics. I say this because the book is written at a fairly sophisticated technical level, though the author often moves rather quickly to the "bottom line" without providing material much beyond what is first necessary to introduce a problem or concept, and then a statement of the results and/or implications. It seems that the reader is assumed to have the necessary background in mathematics, quantum mechanics, and waveguide electromagnetics to fill in the blanks. An uninitiated reader will likely find this book both disappointing and frustrating.
Nevertheless, Integrated Optics contains lots of useful and interesting information for the skilled engineer interested in designing and/or modeling integrated waveguide devices and structures.
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Duncan, Bradley D., "Review: 'Integrated Optics: Design and Modeling,' by Reinhard Marz" (1995). Electro-Optics and Photonics Faculty Publications. 38.