Classical Optics and its Applications

Classical Optics and its Applications

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Covering a broad range of fundamental topics in classical optics and electro-magnetism, this book is ideal for graduate-level courses in optics, providing supplementary reading materials for teachers and students alike. Industrial scientists and engineers developing modern optical systems will also find it an invaluable resource. Now in color, this second edition contains 13 new chapters, covering optical pulse compression, the Hanbury Brown-Twiss experiment, the Sagnac effect, Doppler shift and stellar aberration, and optics of semiconductor diode lasers. The first half of the book deals primarily with the basic concepts of optics, while the second half describes how these concepts can be used in a variety of technological applications. Each chapter is concerned with a single topic, developing an understanding through the use of diagrams, examples, numerical simulations, and logical arguments. The mathematical content is kept to a minimum to provide the reader with insightful discussions of optical more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 30 b/w illus.
  • 1139244493
  • 9781139244497

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Abbe's sine condition; 2. Fourier optics; 3. Effect of polarization on diffraction in systems of high numerical aperture; 4. Gaussian beam optics; 5. Coherent and incoherent imaging; 6. First-order temporal coherence in classical optics; 7. The Van Cittert-Zernike theorem; 8. Partial polarization, Stokes parameters, and the Poincare Sphere; 9. Second-order coherence and the Hanbury Brown-Twiss experiment; 10. What in the world are surface plasmons?; 11. Surface plasmon polaritons on metallic surfaces; 12. The Faraday effecy; 13. The magneto-optical Kerr effect; 14. The Sagnac interferometer; 15. Fabry-Perot etalons in polarized light; 16. The Ewald-Oseen extinction theorem; 17. Reciprocity in classical Linear optics; 18. Optical pulse compression; 19. The uncertainty principle in classical optics; 20. Omni-directional dielectric mirrors; 21. Optical vortices; 22. Geometric-optical rays, Poynting's vector, and field momenta; 23. Doppler shift, stellar aberration, and convection of light by moving Media; 24. Diffraction gratings; 25. Diffractive optical elements; 26. The talbot effect; 27. Some quirks of total internal reflection; 28. Evanescent coupling; 29. Internal and external conical refraction; 30. Transmission of light through small elliptical apertures; 31. The method of Fox and Li; 32. The beam propagation method; 33. Launching light into a Fiber; 34. The optics of semiconductor diode lasers; 35. Michelson's dtellar interferometer; 36. Bracewell's interferometric telescope; 37. Scanning optical microscopy; 38. Zernike's method of phase contrast; 39. Polarization microscopy; 40. Nomarski's differential interference contrast microscope; 41. The Van Leeuwenhoek microscope; 42. Projection photolithography; 43. Interaction of light with subwavelength structures; 44 The Ronchi test; 45. The Shack-Hartmann Wavefront sensor; 46. Ellipsometry; 47. Holography and holographic interferometry; 48. Self-focusing in non-linear optical media; 49. Spatial optical solitons; 50. Laser-induced heating of multilayers; more

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'Masud Mansuripur describes phenomena that we all know we should understand, even if our recollection is hazy ... Forget photonics, it is classical optics that turns today's optical inventions into real products and processes that benefit society ... I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone in optics who is interested in doing something useful. Everyone will learn something, and refresh their memory on subjects that are fundamental to so many practical devices that use optics.' Chris Dainty, Nature ' ... if you know some optics ... the chances are that there will be something here to interest you.' The Industrial Laser User 'The pedagogical style of these columns, which are presented in clear language understandable to those who are not experts in the field of classical optics, seemed to me not only suitable for a wide circle of readers, but also worthy of publication in a collection...The book presents a large amount of material in a clear, succint manner. There are numerous illustrations, including a selection of high-quality graphs ... The author has managed to strike the right balance between depth of analysis and breadth of material.' Optics and Photonics News ' ... this text is an ideal companion for graduate-level courses in optics, providing supplementary reading material for teachers and students alike. Industrial scientists and engineers developing modern optical systems will also find this book an invaluable resource.' Poptronicsshow more

About Masud Mansuripur

Masud Mansuripur received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Arya-Mehr University of Technology in Tehran, Iran (1977), a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University (1978), a Master of Science in Mathematics from Stanford University (1980), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University (1981). He has been Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona since 1988. His areas of research include: optical data storage, optical signal processing, magneto-optical properties of thin magnetic films, radiation pressure, interaction of light with sub-wavelength structures, and the optical and thermal characterization of thin films and stacks. A Fellow of the Optical Society of America, he has published more than 250 papers in various technical journals, holds eight patents, has given numerous invited talks at international scientific conferences, and has been a contributing editor of Optics & Photonics News, the magazine of the Optical Society of America. Professor Mansuripur's published books include Introduction to Information Theory (1987) and The Physical Principles of Magneto-optical Recording (1995).show more

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