Principles of Optics

Author: Max Born
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483103204
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Genre: Science

Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light, Sixth Edition covers optical phenomenon that can be treated with Maxwell’s phenomenological theory. The book is comprised of 14 chapters that discuss various topics about optics, such as geometrical theories, image forming instruments, and optics of metals and crystals. The text covers the elements of the theories of interference, interferometers, and diffraction. The book tackles several behaviors of light, including its diffraction when exposed to ultrasonic waves. The selection will be most useful to researchers whose work involves understanding the behavior of light.

Principles of Optics

Author: Max Born
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521642221
Release Date: 1999-10-13
Genre: Science

Principles of Optics is one of the classic science books of the twentieth century, and probably the most influential book in optics published in the past 40 years. The new edition is the first ever thoroughly revised and expanded edition of this standard text. Among the new material, much of which is not available in any other optics text, is a section on the CAT scan (computerized axial tomography), which has revolutionized medical diagnostics. The book also includes a new chapter on scattering from inhomogeneous media which provides a comprehensive treatment of the theory of scattering of scalar as well as of electromagnetic waves, including the Born series and the Rytov series. The chapter also presents an account of the principles of diffraction tomography - a refinement of the CAT scan - to which Emil Wolf, one of the authors, has made a basic contribution by formulating in 1969 what is generally regarded to be the basic theorem in this field. The chapter also includes an account of scattering from periodic potentials and its connection to the classic subject of determining the structure of crystals from X-ray diffraction experiments, including accounts of von Laue equations, Bragg's law, the Ewald sphere of reflection and the Ewald limiting sphere, both generalized to continuous media. These topics, although originally introduced in connection with the theory of X-ray diffraction by crystals, have since become of considerable relevance to optics, for example in connection with deep holograms. Other new topics covered in this new edition include interference with broad-band light, which introduces the reader to an important phenomenon discovered relatively recently by Emil Wolf, namely the generation of shifts of spectral lines and other modifications of spectra of radiated fields due to the state of coherence of a source. There is also a section on the so-called Rayleigh-Sommerfield diffraction theory which, in recent times, has been finding increasing popularity among optical scientists. There are also several new appendices, including one on energy conservation in scalar wavefields, which is seldom discussed in books on optics. The new edition of this standard reference will continue to be invaluable to advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers working in most areas of optics.

Principles of Optics

Author: Max Born
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139643405
Release Date: 1999-10-13
Genre: Science

Principles of Optics is one of the classic science books of the twentieth century, and probably the most influential book in optics published in the past 40 years. The new edition is the first ever thoroughly revised and expanded edition of this standard text. Among the new material, much of which is not available in any other optics text, is a section on the CAT scan (computerized axial tomography), which has revolutionized medical diagnostics. The book also includes a new chapter on scattering from inhomogeneous media which provides a comprehensive treatment of the theory of scattering of scalar as well as of electromagnetic waves, including the Born series and the Rytov series. The chapter also presents an account of the principles of diffraction tomography - a refinement of the CAT scan - to which Emil Wolf, one of the authors, has made a basic contribution by formulating in 1969 what is generally regarded to be the basic theorem in this field. The chapter also includes an account of scattering from periodic potentials and its connection to the classic subject of determining the structure of crystals from X-ray diffraction experiments, including accounts of von Laue equations, Bragg's law, the Ewald sphere of reflection and the Ewald limiting sphere, both generalized to continuous media. These topics, although originally introduced in connection with the theory of X-ray diffraction by crystals, have since become of considerable relevance to optics, for example in connection with deep holograms. Other new topics covered in this new edition include interference with broad-band light, which introduces the reader to an important phenomenon discovered relatively recently by Emil Wolf, namely the generation of shifts of spectral lines and other modifications of spectra of radiated fields due to the state of coherence of a source. There is also a section on the so-called Rayleigh-Sommerfield diffraction theory which, in recent times, has been finding increasing popularity among optical scientists. There are also several new appendices, including one on energy conservation in scalar wavefields, which is seldom discussed in books on optics. The new edition of this standard reference will continue to be invaluable to advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers working in most areas of optics.

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.

Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics

Author: Leonard Mandel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521417112
Release Date: 1995-09-29
Genre: Science

This book presents a systematic account of optical coherence theory within the framework of classical optics, as applied to such topics as radiation from sources of different states of coherence, foundations of radiometry, effects of source coherence on the spectra of radiated fields, coherence theory of laser modes, and scattering of partially coherent light by random media.

The Light Fantastic

Author: I. R. Kenyon
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198566458
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Science

This thorough and self-contained introduction to modern optics covers, in full, the three components: ray optics, wave optics and quantum optics. Examples of modern applications in the current century are used extensively.

Principles of Nano Optics

Author: Lukas Novotny
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107005464
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Genre: Science

Fully revised and in its second edition, this standard reference on nano-optics is ideal for graduate students and researchers alike.

Light Science

Author: Thomas Rossing
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387988270
Release Date: 1999-09-24
Genre: Science

Intended for students in the visual arts and for others with an interest in art, but with no prior knowledge of physics, this book presents the science behind what and how we see. The approach emphasises phenomena rather than mathematical theories and the joy of discovery rather than the drudgery of derivations. The text includes numerous problems, and suggestions for simple experiments, and also considers such questions as why the sky is blue, how mirrors and prisms affect the colour of light, how compact disks work, and what visual illusions can tell us about the nature of perception. It goes on to discuss such topics as the optics of the eye and camera, the different sources of light, photography and holography, colour in printing and painting, as well as computer imaging and processing.

Linear systems Fourier transforms and optics

Author: Jack D. Gaskill
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: UCAL:B4179170
Release Date: 1978-06-16
Genre: Computers

A complete and balanced account of communication theory, providing an understanding of both Fourier analysis (and the concepts associated with linear systems) and the characterization of such systems by mathematical operators. Presents applications of the theories to the diffraction of optical wave-fields and the analysis of image-forming systems. Emphasizes a strong mathematical foundation and includes an in-depth consideration of the phenomena of diffraction. Combines all theories to describe the image-forming process in terms of a linear filtering operation for both coherent and incoherent imaging. Chapters provide carefully designed sets of problems. Also includes extensive tables of properties and pairs of Fourier transforms and Hankle Transforms.

Introduction to Nanophotonics

Author: Sergey V. Gaponenko
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521763752
Release Date: 2010-04-08
Genre: Science

Graduate-level textbook describing the principles of nanophotonics, for students in physics, optical and electronic engineering and materials science.

Principles of Adaptive Optics Fourth Edition

Author: Robert K. Tyson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482252347
Release Date: 2015-11-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Principles of Adaptive Optics describes the foundations, principles, and applications of adaptive optics (AO) and its enabling technologies. Addressing the fundamentals of AO at the core of new uses in biomedical imaging, communications, high-energy lasers, and astronomy, this fully revised and significantly expanded Fourth Edition: Contains all-new problem sets at the end of each chapter Incorporates cutting-edge research, with hundreds of new citations Adds a new section on the practical implications of control algorithms Includes a practical roadmap for developing a viable stable multichannel control system Presents new practical calibration techniques and new information on phase diversity for wavefront sensing Updates coverage of AO systems—e.g., confocal AO scanning ophthalmoscopes and National Ignition Facility (NIF) beam path AO Features fresh material on multiconjugate adaptive optics, extra-solar planet detection, optical coherence tomography, pyramid wavefront sensors, micromachined deformable mirrors, and more Principles of Adaptive Optics, Fourth Edition provides a complete update of the most definitive text for the field.

Modern Introduction to Surface Plasmons

Author: Dror Sarid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521767170
Release Date: 2010-05-06
Genre: Science

This book introduces graduate students in physics, optics, materials science and electrical engineering to surface plasmons, and applications of surface plasmon physics.

Plasmonics Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Stefan Alexander Maier
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387378251
Release Date: 2007-05-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Considered a major field of photonics, plasmonics offers the potential to confine and guide light below the diffraction limit and promises a new generation of highly miniaturized photonic devices. This book combines a comprehensive introduction with an extensive overview of the current state of the art. Coverage includes plasmon waveguides, cavities for field-enhancement, nonlinear processes and the emerging field of active plasmonics studying interactions of surface plasmons with active media.

Quantum Optics

Author: Girish S. Agarwal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107006409
Release Date: 2012-11-15
Genre: Science

Ideal for graduate courses on quantum optics, this textbook provides an up-to-date account of the basic principles and applications. It features end-of-chapter exercises with solutions available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107006409. It is invaluable to both graduate students and researchers in physics and photonics, quantum information science and quantum communications.