Introduction to Optics

Author: Frank L. Pedrotti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108597548
Release Date: 2017-12-21
Genre: Science

Introduction to Optics is now available in a re-issued edition from Cambridge University Press. Designed to offer a comprehensive and engaging introduction to intermediate and upper level undergraduate physics and engineering students, this text also allows instructors to select specialized content to suit individual curricular needs and goals. Specific features of the text, in terms of coverage beyond traditional areas, include extensive use of matrices in dealing with ray tracing, polarization, and multiple thin-film interference; three chapters devoted to lasers; a separate chapter on the optics of the eye; and individual chapters on holography, coherence, fiber optics, interferometry, Fourier optics, nonlinear optics, and Fresnel equations.

Introduction to Optics

Author: Frank L.. Pedrotti
Publisher:
ISBN: 1292022566
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Optics

The text is a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to optics suitable for one- or two-term intermediate and upper level undergraduate physics and engineering students. The reorganized table of contents provides instructors the flexibility to tailor the chapters to meet their individual needs.

Introduction to Optics

Author: Frank L. Pedrotti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108597548
Release Date: 2017-12-21
Genre: Science

Introduction to Optics is now available in a re-issued edition from Cambridge University Press. Designed to offer a comprehensive and engaging introduction to intermediate and upper level undergraduate physics and engineering students, this text also allows instructors to select specialized content to suit individual curricular needs and goals. Specific features of the text, in terms of coverage beyond traditional areas, include extensive use of matrices in dealing with ray tracing, polarization, and multiple thin-film interference; three chapters devoted to lasers; a separate chapter on the optics of the eye; and individual chapters on holography, coherence, fiber optics, interferometry, Fourier optics, nonlinear optics, and Fresnel equations.

Introduction to Modern Optics

Author: Grant R. Fowles
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486134925
Release Date: 2012-04-25
Genre: Science

A complete basic undergraduate course in modern optics for students in physics, technology, and engineering. The first half deals with classical physical optics; the second, quantum nature of light. Solutions.

Introduction to Fourier Optics

Author: Joseph W. Goodman
Publisher: Roberts and Company Publishers
ISBN: 0974707724
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Fourier analysis is a ubiquitous tool that has found application to diverse areas of physics and engineering. This book deals with its applications in optics, and in particular with applications to diffraction, imaging, optical data processing and holography. This book can be used as an upper level textbook to satisfy the needs of several different types of courses.

Nonlinear Optics

Author: Robert W. Boyd
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080485960
Release Date: 2008-05-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Nonlinear optics is the study of the interaction of intense laser light with matter. The third edition of this textbook has been rewritten to conform to the standard SI system of units and includes comprehensively updated material on the latest developments in the field. The book presents an introduction to the entire field of optical physics and specifically the area of nonlinear optics, covering fundamental issues and applied aspects of this exciting area. Nonlinear Optics will have lasting appeal to a wide audience of physics, optics, and electrical engineering students, as well as to working researchers and engineers. Those in related fields, such as materials science and chemistry, will also find this book of particular interest. Presents an introduction to the entire field of optical physics from the perspective of nonlinear optics Combines first-rate pedagogy with a treatment of fundamental aspects of nonlinear optics Covers all the latest topics and technology in this ever-evolving industry Strong emphasis on the fundamentals

Introduction to Fiber Optics

Author: John Crisp
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080473164
Release Date: 2005-10-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Fiber Optics is well established as an introductory text for engineers, managers and students. It meets the needs of systems designers, installation engineers, electronic engineers and anyone else looking to gain a working knowledge of fiber optics with a minimum of maths. Review questions are included in the text to enable the reader to check their understanding as they work through the book. The new edition of this successful book is now fully up to date with the new standards, latest technological developments and includes a new chapter on specifying optical components. Whether you are looking for a complete self-study course in fiber optics, a concise reference text to dip into, or a readable introduction to this fast moving technology, this book has the solution. * A practical, no-nonsense guide to fiber optics * Up-to-date coverage that minimises mathematics * New material on specifying optical components

Introduction to Optics

Author: Germain Chartier
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387275987
Release Date: 2005-12-05
Genre: Science

This award-winning book has been translated from the original French by the author and thoroughly updated. It gives an introduction to modern optics at an advanced level, taking a unique approach inspired by Richard Feynman.

Introduction to Geometrical Optics

Author: Milton Katz
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812382240
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Science

This book is the culmination of twenty-five years of teaching Geometrical Optics. The volume is organised such that the single spherical refracting surface is the basic optical element. Spherical mirrors are treated as special cases of refraction, with the same applicable equations. Thin lens equations follow as combinations of spherical refracting surfaces while the cardinal points of the thick lens make it equivalent to a thin lens. Ultimately, one set of vergence equations are applicable to all these elements.The chapters are devoted to in-depth treatments of stops, pupils and ports; magnifiers, microscopes, telescopes, and camera lenses; ophthalmic instruments; resolving power and MTF; trigonometric ray tracing; and chromatic and monochromatic aberrations. There are over 100 worked examples, 400 homework problems and 400 illustrations.First published in 1994 by Penumbra Publishing Co.

Introduction to Optical Microscopy

Author: Jerome Mertz
Publisher: Roberts Publishers
ISBN: 0981519482
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Optical Microscopy provides a rigorous and comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of optical microscopy. Starting from basic principles in Fourier optics, partial coherence, 3D imaging theory, and the physics of scattering and fluorescence, Introduction to Optical Microscopy explores a broad range of microscopy techniques. These include classical techniques such as phase contrast, confocal microscopy, etc., and progress to more modern techniques such as holographic microscopy, optical coherence tomography, two-photon microscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy, etc.. The final chapters present a survey of new directions, including structured illumination and superresolution. Introduction to Optical Microscopy is designed to provide a solid theoretical foundation for graduate students or researchers who want to enter the field. While valuable as a reference, it can also serve as a textbook, as it includes a corresponding website that provides problem sets and an instructor's solution manual.

Quantum Optics

Author: Anthony Mark Fox
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198566724
Release Date: 2006-04-27
Genre: Science

Written primarily for advanced undergraduate and masters level students in physics, this text includes a broad range of topics in applied quantum optics such as laser cooling, Bose-Einstein condensation and quantum information processing.

Introduction to Optics and Lasers in Engineering

Author: Gabriel Laufer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521452333
Release Date: 1996-07-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In a very short time, lasers advanced from research interest to increasingly useful, commercially available tools for material processing, precision measurements, surgery, communication, and even entertainment. This 1996 book provides the background in theoretical physics necessary to understand engineering applications. It summarises relevant theories of geometrical optics, physical optics, quantum optics, and laser physics and ties them to applications in such areas as fluid mechanics, combustion, surface analysis, material processing and laser machining. Advanced topics such as laser Doppler velocimetry, laser-induced fluorescence, and holography are clearly and thoroughly explained. The book includes numerous examples and homework problems. A unique feature is the advanced research problems in each chapter that simulate real-world research and encourage independent reading and analysis.

Introduction to Adaptive Optics

Author: Robert K. Tyson
Publisher: SPIE Press
ISBN: 0819435112
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Adaptive optics systems and components have achieved a level of sophistication and simplicity that goes beyond traditional applications in astronomy and the military and into developments in medicine, manufacturing, and communications. This book was written for those interested in the multidisciplinary technology and those who need a broad-brush explanation without wading through thousands of journal articles. It follows the structure of a one-day tutorial taught by the author, including humor and sidebars of historical material.

An Introduction to Biomedical Optics

Author: Robert Splinter
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781420011838
Release Date: 2006-12-13
Genre: Science

Many universities now offer a course in biomedical optics, but lack a textbook specifically addressing the topic. Intended to fill this gap, An Introduction to Biomedical Optics is the first comprehensive, introductory text describing both diagnostic and therapeutic optical methods in medicine. It provides the fundamental background needed for graduate students in biomedical and electrical engineering, physics, biology, and medicine to learn about several biomedical optics issues. The textbook is divided into three main sections: general optics theory, therapeutic applications of light, and diagnostic optical methods. Each chapter has different levels of detail to build students' knowledge from one level to the next. The first section covers the history of optics theory and the basic science behind light-tissue interactions. It also introduces the relevant approaches and approximations used to describe light propagation in turbid biological media. In the second section, the authors look more closely at light-tissue interactions and their applications in different medical areas, such as wound healing and tissue welding. The final section examines the various diagnostic methods that are employed using optical techniques. Throughout the text, the authors employ numerical examples of clinical and research requirements. Fulfilling the need for a concise biomedical optics textbook, An Introduction to Biomedical Optics addresses the theory and applications of this growing field.

An Introduction to Fiber Optics

Author: Ajoy Ghatak
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521577853
Release Date: 1998-06-28
Genre: Science

Textbook on the physical principles of optical fibers - for advanced undergraduates and graduates in physics or electrical engineering.