Current Trends in Optics

Current Trends in Optics

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This text provides a critical summary of the latest developments in research and applications in optical science and technology, from basic quantum optics to optical engineering; and informed speculations on future developments in optics. The chapters are written by internationally recognized scientists and engineers. Each chapter contains a selective list of references and further reading. The authors have made special efforts to provide a readable and stimulating content, accessible both to optical specialists and to managers in broader areas of technology wishing to identify and understand key areas of progress. The text covers a wide range of topics on optical science and technology from quantum optics to laser beacon adaptive optics, including: fractal optics, localization, scattering, transforms, information processing, the new microscopies, fringe analysis, and the Hubble telescope.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 174.2 x 251.7 x 21.8mm | 796.24g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0122007204
  • 9780122007200

Table of contents

Atomic optics, S.M. Tan and D.R. Walls; single atoms in cavities and traps, H. Walther; meet a squeezed state and interfere in phase space, D. Krahmer et al; can light be localized?, A. Lagendijk; time-resolved laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, G. Lupkovics et al; fractal optics, J. Uozumi and T. Asakura; on the spatial parametric characterization of general light beams, R. Martinez-Herrero and P.M. Mejias; to the unseen - vision in scattering media, E.P. Zege and I.L. Katsov; backscattering through turbulence, A.S. Gurvich and A.N. Bogatorov; why is the Fresnel transform so little known?, F. Gori; Fourier curios, A.W. Lohmann; the future of optical correlators, D. Casasent; spectral hole burning and optical information processing, K.K. Rebane; holographic storage re-visited, G.T. Sincerbox; colour information in optical pattern recognition, M-J. Yzuel and J. Campos; the optics of confocal microscopy, C.J.R. Sheppard; diffraction unlimited optics, A. Lewis; super-resolution in microscopy, V.P. Tychinsky and C.H.F. Velzel; fringe analysis - anything new?, M. Kujawinska; diagnosing the aberrations of the Hubble Space Telescope, J.R. Fienup; laser beacon adaptive optics - boon or bust?, R.Q. Fugate;
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