Introduction to Optics

Introduction to Optics

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A comprehensive, applications oriented introduction to geometrical optics, wave optics and modern optics which does not require students to have previously studied electricity and magnetism. The book covers all the traditional elements of an optics course together with the modern topics that have revolutionised the field - holography, fibre optics, lasers and laser beam characteristics, Fourier optics and nonlinear optics. This new edition features several completely new chapters and sections to give greater emphasis to these topics and there are new problems and highlighted worked examples.show more

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  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 202 x 255 x 28mm | 1,098g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 2nd International edition
  • index
  • 0130169730
  • 9780130169730

Table of contents

Physical Constants. 1. Nature of Light. 2. Production and Measurement of Light. 3. Geometrical Optics. 4. Matrix Methods in Paraxial Optics. 5. Aberration Theory. 6. Optical Instrumentation. 7. Optics of the Eye. 8. Wave Equations. 9. Superposition of Waves. 10. Interference of Light. 11. Optical Interferometry. 12. Coherence. 13. Holography. 14. Matrix Treatment of Polarization. 15. Production of Polarized Light. 16. Fraunhofer Diffraction. 17. The Diffraction Grating. 18. Fresnel Diffraction. 19. Theory of Multilayer Films. 20. Fresnel Equations. 21. Laser Basics. 22. Laser Beam Characteristics. 23. Laser Applications. 24. Fiber Optics. 25. Fourier Optics. 26. Nonlinear Optics and the Modulation of Light. 27. Optical Properties of Materials. Suggestions for Further Reading. Answers to Problems. Index.show more

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