Introduction to Optics / Edition 3

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Comprehensive and fully updated, this reader-friendly introduction to optics provides clear, concise derivations and explanations of optical phenomena, avoiding extraneous material. Updates material related to laser systems. Updated chapters on Optical Interferometery, Fiber Optics, and Holography. Introduces a broad range of new applications throughout, including liquid crystal displays, CCD's, CD and DVD Technology. Features a more intensive exploration of communication systems than in previous editions. Provides approximately 50 new problems and 50 new or revised figures. A general reference for optical industry practitioners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131499331
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 4/11/2006
  • Series: Pearson Custom Library: Physics and Astronomy Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 469,925
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Nature of Light

Chapter 2 Geometrical Optics

Chapter 3 Optical Instrumentation

Chapter 4 Wave Equations

Chapter 5 Superposition of Waves

Chapter 6 Properties of Lasers

Chapter 7 Interference of Light

Chapter 8 Optical Interferometry

Chapter 9 Coherence

Chapter 10 Fiber Optics

Chapter 11 Fraunhofer Diffraction

Chapter 12 The Diffraction Grating

Chapter 13 Fresnel Diffraction

Chapter 14 Matrix Treatment of Polarization

Chapter 15 Production of Polarized Light

Chapter 16 Holography

Chapter 17 Optical Detectors and Displays

Chapter 18 Matrix Methods in Paraxial Optics

Chapter 19 Optics of the Eye

Chapter 20 Aberration Theory

Chapter 21 Fourier Optics

Chapter 22 Theory of Multilayer Films

Chapter 23 Fresnel Equations

Chapter 24 Nonlinear Optics and the Modulation of Light

Chapter 25 Optical Properties of Materials

Chapter 26 Laser Operation

Chapter 27 Characteristics of Laser Beams

Chapter 28 Selected Modern Applications

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