Introduction to Modern Optics

Author: Grant R. Fowles

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613492X

Category: Science

Page: 336

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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 Modern Optics

Author: Grant R. Fowles

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486659572

Category: Science

Page: 328

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This incisive text provides a basic undergraduate-level course in modern optics for students in physics, technology and engineering. The first half of the book deals with classical physical optics; the second principally with the quantum nature of light. Chapters 1 and 2 treat the propagation of light waves, including the concepts of phase and group velocities, and the vectorial nature of light. Chapter 3 applies the concepts of partial coherence and coherence length to the study of interference, and Chapter 4 takes up multiple-beam interference and includes Fabry-Perot interferometry and multilayer-film theory. Diffraction and holography are the subjects of Chapter 5, and the propagation of light in material media (including crystal and nonlinear optics) are central to Chapter 6. Chapters 7 and 8 introduce the quantum theory of light and elementary optical spectra, and Chapter 9 explores the theory of light amplification and lasers. Chapter 10 briefly outlines ray optics in order to introduce students to the matrix method for treating optical systems and to apply the ray matrix to the study of laser resonators. Many applications of the laser to the study of optics are integrated throughout the text. The author assumes students have had an intermediate course in electricity and magnetism and some advanced mathematics beyond calculus. For classroom use, a list of problems is included at the end of each chapter, with selected answers at the end of the book.

Introduction to Light

The Physics of Light, Vision, and Color

Author: Gary Waldman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486421186

Category: Science

Page: 228

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Designed for a nonmathematical undergraduate optics course addressed to art majors, this four-part treatment discusses the nature and manipulation of light, vision, and color. Questions at the end of each chapter help test comprehension of material, which is almost completely presented in a nonmathematical manner. 170 black-and-white illustrations. 1983 edition.

Introduction to Statistical Optics

Author: Edward L. O'Neill

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486435784

Category: Science

Page: 179

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Authoritative introduction covers the role of Green's function in mathematical physics, essential differences between spatial and time filters, fundamental relations of paraxial optics, and effects of aberration terms on image formation. "An excellent book; well-organized, and well-written." — Journal of the Optical Society of America. 80 illustrations. 1963 edition.

Introduction to Matrix Methods in Optics

Author: Anthony Gerrard,James M. Burch

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486680446

Category: Science

Page: 355

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Clear, accessible guide requires little prior knowledge and considers just two topics: paraxial imaging and polarization. Lucid discussions of paraxial imaging properties of a centered optical system, optical resonators and laser beam propagation, matrices in polarization optics and propagation of light through crystals, much more. 60 illustrations. Appendixes. Bibliography.

Optical Resonance and Two-Level Atoms

Author: L. Allen,J. H. Eberly

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136175

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Clear, comprehensive graduate-level account of basic principles involved in all quantum optical resonance phenomena, hailed in Contemporary Physics as "a valuable contribution to the literature of non-linear optics." 53 illustrations.

Applied Nonlinear Optics

Author: Frits Zernike,John E. Midwinter

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048645360X

Category: Science

Page: 197

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Directed toward physicists and engineers interested in the device applications enabled by nonlinear optics, this text is suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Its content is presented entirely on a classical basis and requires only an elementary knowledge of quantum mechanics. The authors demonstrate how real laboratory situations can diverge from ideal theory, acquainting readers with the kinds of problems common to construction of a nonlinear device. They also offer a detailed discussion of the practical problems and characteristics of nonlinear materials, as well as the selection procedures necessary to ensure the use of good material. Their treatment begins with an introduction to the theories of linear and nonlinear optics, along with the basic ideas behind them. Succeeding chapters explore phase matching and nonlinear materials, followed by detailed treatments of second-harmonic generation, parametric up-conversion, and optical parametric amplification and oscillation. Appendixes offer a comprehensive list of materials and their properties; the text concludes with references and an index.

Applied Optics and Optical Design, Part Two

Author: A. E. Conrady

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486162621

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Classic detailed treatment for practical designer. Fundamental concepts, systematic study and design of all types of optical systems. Reader can then design simpler optical systems without aid. Part Two of Two.

The Light Fantastic

A Modern Introduction to Classical and Quantum Optics

Author: I. R. Kenyon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019856645X

Category: Science

Page: 630

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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.

An Introduction to Theory and Applications of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Amnon Yariv

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486499863

Category: Science

Page: 318

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Based on a Cal Tech course, this is an outstanding introduction to formal quantum mechanics for advanced undergraduates in applied physics. The treatment's exploration of a wide range of topics culminates in two eminently practical subjects, the semiconductor transistor and the laser. Each chapter concludes with a set of problems. 1982 edition.

Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics

Author: Paul R. Berman,Vladimir S. Malinovsky

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400837045

Category: Science

Page: 544

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Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics is an essential textbook for graduate students studying the interaction of optical fields with atoms. It also serves as an ideal reference text for researchers working in the fields of laser spectroscopy and quantum optics. The book provides a rigorous introduction to the prototypical problems of radiation fields interacting with two- and three-level atomic systems. It examines the interaction of radiation with both atomic vapors and condensed matter systems, the density matrix and the Bloch vector, and applications involving linear absorption and saturation spectroscopy. Other topics include hole burning, dark states, slow light, and coherent transient spectroscopy, as well as atom optics and atom interferometry. In the second half of the text, the authors consider applications in which the radiation field is quantized. Topics include spontaneous decay, optical pumping, sub-Doppler laser cooling, the Heisenberg equations of motion for atomic and field operators, and light scattering by atoms in both weak and strong external fields. The concluding chapter offers methods for creating entangled and spin-squeezed states of matter. Instructors can create a one-semester course based on this book by combining the introductory chapters with a selection of the more advanced material. A solutions manual is available to teachers. Rigorous introduction to the interaction of optical fields with atoms Applications include linear and nonlinear spectroscopy, dark states, and slow light Extensive chapter on atom optics and atom interferometry Conclusion explores entangled and spin-squeezed states of matter Solutions manual (available only to teachers)

Fourier Optics

An Introduction (Second Edition)

Author: E. G. Steward

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486435040

Category: Science

Page: 269

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"A clear and straightforward introduction to the Fourier principles behind modern optics, this text is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate students."--Page 4 of cover.

Physics of Waves

Author: William C. Elmore,Mark A. Heald

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140652

Category: Science

Page: 512

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Ideal as a classroom text or for individual study, this unique one-volume overview of classical wave theory covers wave phenomena of acoustics, optics, electromagnetic radiations, and more.

Introduction to Fourier Optics

Author: Joseph W. Goodman

Publisher: Roberts and Company Publishers

ISBN: 9780974707723

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 491

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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.

Modern Geometrical Optics

Author: Richard Ditteon

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: 9780471169222

Category: Science

Page: 456

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From basic terms and concepts to advanced optimization techniques-a complete, practical introduction to modern geometrical optics Most books on geometrical optics present only matrix methods. Modern Geometrical Optics, although it covers matrix methods, emphasizes y-nu ray tracing methods, which are used most commonly by optical engineers and are easier to adapt to third-order optics and y-??? diagrams. Moving by logical degrees from fundamental principles to advanced optical analysis and design methods, this book bridges the gap between the optical theory taught in introductory physics texts and advanced books on lens design. Providing the background material needed to understand advanced material, it covers important topics such as field of view, stops, pupils and windows, exact ray tracing, image quality, and optimization of the image. Important features of Modern Geometrical Optics include: * Examples of all important techniques presented * Extensive problem sets in each chapter * Optical analysis and design software * Chapters covering y-??? diagrams, optimization, and lens design This book is both a primer for professionals called upon to design optical systems and an ideal text for courses in modern geometrical optics. Companion Software Special lens design and analysis software capable of solving all problems presented in the book is available via Wiley's FTP site. This software also serves as an introduction to the use of commercial lens design software. Appendix C is a user's manual for the software.

Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics

Author: Jurgen R. Meyer-Arendt

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780131243569

Category: Science

Page: 431

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A concise, readable introduction to classical and modern optics. Designed for persons interested in the scientific and engineering applications of optics, as well as ophthalmic professionals. Provides a lean presentation of the entire field of optics, from the geometrical aspects of lenses to the relativity of image formation. Contains frequent references to the historical development of optics. Contains a detailed discussion of the most modern developments such as optical data processing, holography, lasers, and laser applications. For individuals in the fields of physics, engineering, or optometry.

Optics and Optical Instruments

An Introduction

Author: B. K. Johnson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048614383X

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Practical guide shows how to set up working models of telescopes, microscopes, photographic lenses and projecting systems; how to conduct experiments for determining accuracy, resolving power, more. 234 diagrams.

Optics For Dummies

Author: Galen Duree

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118017234

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Presents an introduction to optical science, covering such topics as the nature of light and optical effects; reflection, refraction, and diffraction; color dispersion; optical devices; and laser lights.