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    DescriptionA complete basic undergraduate-level course in modern optics for students in physics, technology and engineering. The first half deals with classical physical optics; the second, the quantum nature of light. Many applications of the laser to optics are integrated throughout the text. Problems and an

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    Introduction to Modern Optics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Grant R. Fowles
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486659572
    ISBN 10: 0486659577

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
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    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26440
    BIC subject category V2: PHJ
    BISAC V2.8: SCI053000, SCI055000
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI001000
    DC20: 535.2
    DC22: 535.2
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 535/.2
    LC classification: QC395.2 .F68 1989, QC395.2.F6
    Thema V1.0: PHJ
    2, New edition
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    Dover Publications Inc.
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    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    01 May 1990
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Table of contents
    Preface Chapter 1 The Propagation of Light 1.1 Elementary Optical Phenomena and the Nature of Light 1.2 Electrical Consants and the Speed of Light 1.3 Plane Harmonic Waves. Phase Velocity 1.4 Alternative Ways of Representing Harmonic Waves 1.5 Group Velocity 1.6 The Doppler Effect Chapter 2 The Vectorial Nature of Light 2.1 General Remarks 2.2 Energy Flow. The Poynting Vector 2.3 Linear Polarization 2.4 Circular and Elliptic Polarization 2.5 Matrix Representation of Polarization. The Jones Calculus 2.6 Reflection and Refraction at a Plane Boundary 2.7 Amplitudes of Reflected and Refracted Waves. Fresnel's Equations 2.8 The Brewster Angle 2.9 The Evanescent Wave in Total Reflection 2.10 Phase Changes in Total Internal Reflection 2.11 Reflection Matrix Chapter 3 Coherence and Interference 3.1 The Principle of Linear Superposition 3.2 Young's Experiment 3.3 The Michelson Interferometer 3.4 Theory of Partial Coherence. Visibility of Fringes 3.5 Coherence Time and Coherence Length 3.6 Spectral Resolution of a Finite Wave Train. Coherence and Line Width 3.7 Spatial Coherence 3.8 Intensity Interferometry 3.9 Fourier Transform Spectroscopy Chapter 4 Multiple-Beam Interference 4.1 Interference with Multiple Beams 4.2 The Fabry-Perot Interferometer 4.3 Resolution of Fabry-Perot Instruments 4.4 Theory of Multilayer Films Chapter 5 Diffraction 5.1 General Description of Diffraction 5.2 Fundamental Theory 5.3 Fraunhofer and Fresnel Diffraction 5.4 Fraunhofer Diffraction Patterns 5.5 Fresnel Diffraction Patterns 5.6 Applications of the Fourier Transform to Diffraction 5.7 Reconstruction of the Wave Front by Diffraction. Holography Chapter 6 Optics of Solids 6.1 General Remarks 6.2 Macroscopic Fields and Maxwell's Equations 6.3 The General Wave Equation 6.4 Propagation of Light in Isotropic Dielectrics. Dispersion 6.5 Propagation of Light in Conducting Media 6.6 Reflection and Refraction at the Boundary of an Absorbing Medium 6.7 Propagation of Light in Crystals 6.8 Double Refraction at a Boundary 6.9 Optical Activity 6.10 Faraday Rotation in Solids 6.11 Other Magneto-optic and Electro-optic Effects 6.12 Nonlinear Optics Chapter 7 Thermal Radiation and Light Quanta 7.1 Thermal Radiation 7.2 Kirchoff's Law. Blackbody Radiation 7.3 Modes of Electromagnetic Radiation in a Cavity 7.4 Classical Theory of Blackbody Radiation. The Rayleigh-Jeans Formula 7.5 Quantization of Cavity Radiation 7.6 Photon Statistics. Planck's Formula 7.7 The Photoelectric Effect and the Detection of Individual Photons 7.8 Momentum of a Photon. Light Pressure 7.9 Angular Momentum of a Photon 7.10 Wavelength of a Material Particle. de Broglie's Hypothesis 7.11 Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle Chapter 8 Optical Spectra 8.1 General Remarks 8.2 Elementary Theory of Atomic Spectra 8.3 Quantum Mechanics 8.4 The Schrödinger Equation 8.5 Quantum Mechanics of the Hydrogen Atom 8.6 Radiative Transitions and Selection Rules 8.7 Fine Structure of Specturm Lines. Electron Spin 8.8 Multiplicity in the Spectra of Many-Electron Atoms. Spectroscopic Notation 8.9 Molecular Spectra 8.10 Atomic-Energy Levels in Solids Chapter 9 Amplification of Light. Lasers 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Stimulated Emission and Thermal Radiation 9.3 Amplification in a Medium 9.4 Methods of Producing a Population Inversion 9.5 Laser Oscillation 9.6 Optical-Resonaor Theory 9.7 Gas Lasers 9.8 Optically Pumped Solid-State Lasers 9.9 Dye Lasers 9.10 Semiconductor Diode Lasers 9.11 Q-Switching and Mode Locking 9.12 The Ring Laser Chapter 10 Ray Optics 10.1 Reflection and Refraction at a Spherical Surface 10.2 Lenses 10.3 Ray Eqauations 10.4 Ray Matrices and Ray Vectors 10.5 Periodic Lens Waveguides and Opical Resonators Appendix I Relativistic Optics 1.1 The Michelson-Morley Experiment 1.2 Eindtein's Postulates of Special Relativity 1.3 Relativistic Effects in Optics 1.4 The Experiments of Sagnac and of Michelson and Gale to Detect Rotation References Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems Index