Encyclopedia of Modern Optics
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Encyclopedia of Modern Optics

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The encyclopedia provides valuable reference material for those working in the field who wish to know more about a topic outside their area of expertise, as well as providing an authoritative reference source for students and researchers. Undergraduate students should find it a useful source of material, as will teachers and lecturers. It will also be useful at the postgraduate level for summarizing a broad range of theoretical topics, for practical advice on research techniques and for insights into new ways of approaching research problems.

Subjects covered: light and optics, lasers, optical fibers, and optical fiber systems, optical materials, and LED's, and applications of all these in control and manufacturing, data processing and storage, applications in environment, engineering, defence, ocean study, medicine and biology.

Also available online via ScienceDirect - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 2400 pages
  • 226 x 292 x 198mm | 8,359.81g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0122276000
  • 9780122276002

Review quote

"Among reference sources for optics, none offers this set's depth of coverage across many disciplines: physics, engineering, information processing, imaging, materials, and nonlinear optics. (...) Highly recommended". (A. N. Murrell, New Mexico State University, 2005 sep CHOICE )

"(...) you will find answers to many questions you might have in optics, thus it can be recommended (...) to the libraries of the institutes who have to be up to date in modern optics" (CIE NEWS, 73, 2005, JS)

Electronic version available on ScienceDirect.com
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About Bob D. Guenther

Prof. Guenther uses femtosecond pulsed laser systems to study ultrafast phenomena. Current research includes characterization of quantum well devices, development of terahertz electronics, and analysis of bunched relativistic electron beams. Because these projects are of fundamental interest to physicists, engineers, and material scientists, Dr. Guenther's research involves collaboration with other departments at Duke and other major universities. He is presently working on the application of femtosecond technology to the study of solids, the development of terahertz sources, and new measurement techniques associated with electron beams. He has used a Michaelson Interferometer to observe the temporal characteristics of the electron-beam used in the FEL.
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Table of contents

Included in the encyclopedia, for example, will be coverage of the principles of light and optics, lasers, optical fibers, and optical fiber systems, optical materials, and LED's, and applications of all these in control and manufacturing, data processing and storage, applications in environment, engineering, defence, ocean study, medicine and biology.

The encyclopedia will be divided into 3000-4000 word articles with large subject areas being sub-divided and covered by a number of articles. Each article is explained at a level intended to be understood by an undergraduate and 'educated lay-person', and information will be presented in as intuitive a manner as possible, with extensive cross-referencing and a list of further reading at the end to point users to more in-depth or advanced material
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