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.

Electromagnetic Waves Second Edition

Author: Carlo G. Someda
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420009540
Release Date: 2006-01-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Adapted from a successful and thoroughly field-tested Italian text, the first edition of Electromagnetic Waves was very well received. Its broad, integrated coverage of electromagnetic waves and their applications forms the cornerstone on which the author based this second edition. Working from Maxwell's equations to applications in optical communications and photonics, Electromagnetic Waves, Second Edition forges a link between basic physics and real-life problems in wave propagation and radiation. Accomplished researcher and educator Carlo G. Someda uses a modern approach to the subject. Unlike other books in the field, it surveys all major areas of electromagnetic waves in a single treatment. The book begins with a detailed treatment of the mathematics of Maxwell's equations. It follows with a discussion of polarization, delves into propagation in various media, devotes four chapters to guided propagation, links the concepts to practical applications, and concludes with radiation, diffraction, coherence, and radiation statistics. This edition features many new and reworked problems, updated references and suggestions for further reading, a completely revised appendix on Bessel functions, and new definitions such as antenna effective height. Illustrating the concepts with examples in every chapter, Electromagnetic Waves, Second Edition is an ideal introduction for those new to the field as well as a convenient reference for seasoned professionals.

Polarized Light in Fiber Optics

Author: Edward Collett
Publisher: SPIE Press
ISBN: 0819457612
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is both a coherent exposition and an in-depth mathematical analysis of polarized light in fiber optics. It also is an essential reference for scientists, optical and electrical engineers, optical physicists, and researchers working in the field of fiber optics and in related optical fields. Upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students will refer to it again and again. Published by The PolaWave Group in association with SPIE Press.

Physical Optics

Author: Abdul Al-Azzawi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849382994
Release Date: 2006-12-26
Genre: Science

Since the invention of the laser, our fascination with the photon has led to one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing fields of technology. As the reality of all-optical systems comes into focus, it is more important than ever to stay current with the latest advances in the optics and components that enable photonics technology. Comprising chapters drawn from the author's highly anticipated book Photonics: Principles and Practices, Physical Optics: Principles and Practices offers a detailed and focused treatment for anyone in need of authoritative information on this critical area underlying photonics. Using a consistent approach, the author leads you step-by-step through each topic. Each skillfully crafted chapter first explores the theoretical concepts of each topic, and then demonstrates how these principles apply to real-world applications by guiding you through experimental cases illuminated with numerous illustrations. The book works systematically through the principles of waves, diffraction, interference, diffraction gratings, interferometers, spectrometers, and several aspects of laser technology to build a thorough understanding of how to study and manipulate the behavior of light for various applications. In addition, it includes a four-page insert containing several full-color illustrations as well as a chapter on laboratory safety. Containing several topics presented for the first time in book form, Physical Optics: Principles and Practices is simply the most modern, detailed, and hands-on text in the field.

Photonics

Author: Abdul Al-Azzawi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849382949
Release Date: 2006-12-21
Genre: Science

Since the invention of the laser, our fascination with the photon has led to one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing fields of technology. An explosion of new materials, devices, and applications makes it more important than ever to stay current with the latest advances. Surveying the field from fundamental concepts to state-of-the-art developments, Photonics: Principles and Practices builds a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of photonics from the basics of light waves to fiber optics and lasers. Providing self-contained coverage and using a consistent approach, the author leads you step-by-step through each topic. Each skillfully crafted chapter first explores the theoretical concepts of each topic and then demonstrates how these principles apply to real-world applications by guiding you through experimental cases illuminated with numerous illustrations. Coverage is divided into six broad sections, systematically working through light, optics, waves and diffraction, optical fibers, fiber optics testing, and laboratory safety. A complete glossary, useful appendices, and a thorough list of references round out the presentation. The text also includes a 16-page insert containing 28 full-color illustrations. Containing several topics presented for the first time in book form, Photonics: Principles and Practices is simply the most modern, comprehensive, and hands-on text in the field.

Light and Optics

Author: Abdul Al-Azzawi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849383144
Release Date: 2006-12-26
Genre: Science

Since the invention of the laser, our fascination with the photon has led to one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing fields of technology. As the reality of all-optical systems quickly comes into focus, it is more important than ever to have a thorough understanding of light and the optical components used to control it. Comprising chapters drawn from the author's highly anticipated book Photonics: Principles and Practices, Light and Optics: Principles and Practices offers a detailed and focused treatment for anyone in need of authoritative information on this critical area underlying photonics. Using a consistent approach, the author leads you step-by-step through each topic. Each skillfully crafted chapter first explores the theoretical concepts of each topic, and then demonstrates how these principles apply to real-world applications by guiding you through experimental cases illuminated with numerous illustrations. The book works systematically through light, light and shadow, thermal radiation, light production, light intensity, light and color, the laws of light, plane mirrors, spherical mirrors, lenses, prisms, beamsplitters, light passing through optical components, optical instruments for viewing applications, polarization of light, optical materials, and laboratory safety. Containing several topics presented for the first time in book form, Light and Optics: Principles and Practices is simply the most modern, comprehensive, and hands-on text in the field.

Integrated Micro Ring Photonics

Author: Iraj Sadegh Amiri
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781317404842
Release Date: 2016-12-08
Genre: Computers

Micro-ring resonators (MRRs) are employed to generate signals used for optical communication applications, where they can be integrated in a single system. These structures are ideal candidates for very large-scale integrated (VLSI) photonic circuits, since they provide a wide range of optical signal processing functions while being ultra-compact. Soliton pulses have sufficient stability for preservation of their shape and velocity. Technological progress in fields such as tunable narrow band laser systems, multiple transmission, and MRR systems constitute a base for the development of new transmission techniques. Controlling the speed of a light signal has many potential applications in fiber optic communication and quantum computing. The slow light effect has many important applications and is a key technology for all optical networks such as optical signal processing. Generation of slow light in MRRs is based on the nonlinear optical fibers. Slow light can be generated within the micro-ring devices, which will be able to be used with the mobile telephone. Therefore, the message can be kept encrypted via quantum cryptography. Thus perfect security in a mobile telephone network is plausible. This research study involves both numerical experiments and theoretical work based on MRRs for secured communication.

Optik Strahlung

Author: Wolfgang Pfeiler
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110445701
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Genre: Science

Dieses sechsbändige Lehrbuch bietet für Lehrende und Lernende der Physik und der Naturwissenschaften insgesamt eine Brücke von den Phänomenen und Experimenten sowie der dadurch motivierten Modellbildung zu den weiterführenden Theorien. Der logische Aufbau und die klare und übersichtliche Darstellung unterstützt die Studierenden mit einem durchgehenden roten Faden und Lernhilfen auf verschiedenen Ebenen: Nach einer Vorstellung der Lerninhalte und Konzepte am Kapitelanfang werden im folgenden Text die Zusammenhänge deutlich gemacht, Formeln konsequent hergeleitet, mit vielen Abbildungen erläutert und am Kapitelende wird das Wichtigste noch einmal zusammengefasst. Alle sechs Bände sind auch als Set erhältlich ISBN 978-3-11-044748-4. Band IV: Wellenoptik: Kohärenz und Interferenz, Huygenssches Prinzip, Beugung an Begrenzungen, Fourier-Optik, Phasen- und Gruppengeschwindigkeit, Dispersion, Absorption, Polarisation und Brechzahl, Fresnelsche Formeln, Doppelbrechung, optische Aktivität, Spektrometer und Interferometer; Geometrische Optik: Fermatsches Prinzip, optische Abbildung, Prisma, Linsen und Linsengleichungen, Blenden, Linsenfehler, Auge, Lupe, Mikroskop, Fernrohr, Auflösungsvermögen von Mikroskop und Fernrohr nach Helmhotz und Abbe; Wärmestrahlung: Radiometrische Grundgrößen, Grundgesetz der Strahlungsübertragung, Photometrie, schwarzer Körper, Kirchhoffsches Gesetz, Stefan-Boltzmannsches Gesetz, Wiensches Verschiebungsgesetz, Gesetz von Rayleigh und Jeans, Plancksches Strahlungsgesetz, Pyrometrie.

Modern Electromagnetic Scattering Theory with Applications

Author: Andrey V. Osipov
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119293286
Release Date: 2017-01-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This self-contained book gives fundamental knowledge about scattering and diffraction of electromagnetic waves and fills the gap between general electromagnetic theory courses and collections of engineering formulas. The book is a tutorial for advanced students learning the mathematics and physics of electromagnetic scattering and curious to know how engineering concepts and techniques relate to the foundations of electromagnetics

QED

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492959865
Release Date: 2012-10-19
Genre: Science

Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) erhielt 1965 für seine Beiträge zur Quantenelektrodynamik (QED) den Nobelpreis für Physik. Seine spektakulären Arbeiten zur »Theorie des Lichts und der Materie« erklärt der »brillanteste, respektloseste und einflussreichste theoretische Physiker der Nachkriegszeit« (The New York Times) hier auch für Nichtphysiker.

Vitreo retinal Surgery

Author: Stanislao Rizzo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540685869
Release Date: 2008-11-14
Genre: Medical

Since the introduction of vitrectomy in the 1970s, vitreoretinal surgery has rapidly developed. Initially, new instrumentations were created to facilitate intraocular maneuvers and to treat almost all the vitreoretinal pathologies. High speed vitrectome probs, forceps, scissors, endolaser probes, and new light sources (xenon/photon light) permit us to perform safer surgeries. However, in the last few years the approach to vitreoretinal surgery has changed with the introduction of small gauge instruments and sutureless surgery. At present there is still confusion among vitreoretinal surgeons about the use of 25-, 23- or 20-gauge sutureless systems. Leading surgeons in the field were recruited to offer their insights into the sutureless techniques they perform. Topics dealt with in the book include: - fluidics and technical characteristics of 23- and 25-gauge systems, - basic vitrectomy techniques of 23- and 25-gauge systems, - sclerotomy characteristics of the sutureless approach, - advantages and disadvantages of the sutureless technique, - vitreoretinal pathologies treated with 23- and 25-gauge systems, - complications of the sutureless technique, - current clinical data.

Diffraction Analysis of the Microstructure of Materials

Author: Eric J. Mittemeijer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540405194
Release Date: 2003-11-26
Genre: Science

Overview of diffraction methods applied to the analysis of the microstructure of materials. Since crystallite size and the presence of lattice defects have a decisive influence on the properties of many engineering materials, information about this microstructure is of vital importance in developing and assessing materials for practical applications. The most powerful and usually non-destructive evaluation techniques available are X-ray and neutron diffraction. The book details, among other things, diffraction-line broadening methods for determining crystallite size and atomic-scale strain due, e.g. to dislocations, and methods for the analysis of residual (macroscale) stress. The book assumes only a basic knowledge of solid-state physics and supplies readers sufficient information to apply the methods themselves.

Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Devices

Author: Deng-Ke Yang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118751985
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Liquid Crystal Devices are crucial and ubiquitous components of an ever-increasing number of technologies. They are used in everything from cellular phones, eBook readers, GPS devices, computer monitors and automotive displays to projectors and TVs, to name but a few. This second edition continues to serve as an introductory guide to the fundamental properties of liquid crystals and their technical application, while explicating the recent advancements within LCD technology. This edition includes important new chapters on blue-phase display technology, advancements in LCD research significantly contributed to by the authors themselves. This title is of particular interest to engineers and researchers involved in display technology and graduate students involved in display technology research. Key features: Updated throughout to reflect the latest technical state-of-the-art in LCD research and development, including new chapters and material on topics such as the properties of blue-phase liquid crystal displays and 3D liquid crystal displays; Explains the link between the fundamental scientific principles behind liquid crystal technology and their application to photonic devices and displays, providing a thorough understanding of the physics, optics, electro-optics and material aspects of Liquid Crystal Devices; Revised material reflecting developments in LCD technology, including updates on optical modelling methods, transmissive LCDs and tunable liquid crystal photonic devices; Chapters conclude with detailed homework problems to further cement an understanding of the topic.

The Mathematical Structure of Classical and Relativistic Physics

Author: Enzo Tonti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461474227
Release Date: 2013-09-07
Genre: Science

The theories describing seemingly unrelated areas of physics have surprising analogies that have aroused the curiosity of scientists and motivated efforts to identify reasons for their existence. Comparative study of physical theories has revealed the presence of a common topological and geometric structure. The Mathematical Structure of Classical and Relativistic Physics is the first book to analyze this structure in depth, thereby exposing the relationship between (a) global physical variables and (b) space and time elements such as points, lines, surfaces, instants, and intervals. Combining this relationship with the inner and outer orientation of space and time allows one to construct a classification diagram for variables, equations, and other theoretical characteristics. The book is divided into three parts. The first introduces the framework for the above-mentioned classification, methodically developing a geometric and topological formulation applicable to all physical laws and properties; the second applies this formulation to a detailed study of particle dynamics, electromagnetism, deformable solids, fluid dynamics, heat conduction, and gravitation. The third part further analyses the general structure of the classification diagram for variables and equations of physical theories. Suitable for a diverse audience of physicists, engineers, and mathematicians, The Mathematical Structure of Classical and Relativistic Physics offers a valuable resource for studying the physical world. Written at a level accessible to graduate and advanced undergraduate students in mathematical physics, the book can be used as a research monograph across various areas of physics, engineering and mathematics, and as a supplemental text for a broad range of upper-level scientific coursework.