The Optics Encyclopedia: Basic Foundations and Practical Applications / Edition 1

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Written by internationally recognized experts, the high quality of the articles provides dependable information on topics of current interest in industrial and academic research as well as background knowledge. Covering both theoretical and applied optics, each article has not only a list of references cited in the text but also a guide to further reading. Each article also concludes with a glossary containing the technical terms necessary for the topic under consideration. Throughout, the subject matter is treated in a tutorial, user-friendly way rather than as a pure reference and is supplemented by references cited in the text and a listing of important reviews and books.

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"..a wealth of fundamental information along with practical applications…anyone working in the field of optics will find these books to be an interesting, useful, and information resource." (IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, September/October 2005)

"…an excellent choice for an overview of the field of optics." (E-STREAMS, January 2005)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527403202
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 3530
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 6.69 (h) x 9.45 (d)

Table of Contents


Amplifiers, Optical (T. Mukai).

Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation (J. Fried).

Atmospheric Optics (C. Bohren).

Biomedical Imaging Techniques (W. Hendee).

Charged-particle Optics (J. Nolen & M. Portillo).

Color Visionn (M. Webster).

Colorimetry (A. Stockman).

Data Storage, Optical (T. Milster).

Diodes, Light-emitting (N. Gardner, et al.).

Display Technology (D. Theis).

Electrodynamics (J. Jackson).

Electromagnetic Radiation: Emission and Propagation (G. Ford).

Electron Diffraction (J. Cowley).

Electro-optic Devices (T. Maldonado).

Electro-optical Imaging (G. Kürbitz).

Electrophotographic Copying and Printing (Xerography) (D. Hays & K. Ossman).

Ellipsometry (R. Collins).

Fiber Optics (T. Nakahara, et al.).

Filters, Optical (J. Dobrowolski).

Fourier and Other Transform Methods (R. Bracewell).


Geometric Optics (R. Shack).

Holography (E. Leith).

Image Processing of Optical Data (M. Petrou).

Imaging Detectors (M. Blouke).

Information Processing, Optical (B. Javidi & J. Horner).

Interconnections, Optical (T. Matsumoto & J. Trewhella).

Interferometry (P. Hariharan & J. Trewhella).

Laser Cooling and Trapping of Neutral Atoms (H. Metcalf & P. van der Straten).

Laser Isotope Separation (V. Letokhov & E. Ryabov).

Laser Physics (J. Zayhowski & P. Kelley).

Lasers, Dye (F. Duarte & D. Foster).

Lasers, Extreme UV and Soft X-ray (J. Nilsen).

Lasers, Free-Electron (C. Pellegrini & S. Reiche).

Lasers, Gas (J. Eden & J. Eichler).

Lasers, Industrial Uses of (D. Roessler & W. Steen).

Lasers, Medical Use of (I. Itzkan, et al.).

Lasers, Semiconductor(N. Ogasawara & R. Ito).

Lasers, Solid State (T. Fan).

Lidar (Laser Radar) (P. Argall & R. Sica).

Light and Lighting Systems (J. Bullough & M. Rea).

Linear Optics (A. Dorsel).

Luminescence (D. Hofmann & M. Böhm).


Magneto-optical Devices (J. Castera & T. Suzuki).

Microscopy (T. Hellmuth).

Modulators and Demodulators, Optical (P. Wa, et al.).

Monochromators (G. Margaritondo & J. Staehli).

Motion Picture and Video Lenses (T. Hope & M. Laikin).

Nonlinear Optics (C. Flytzanis).

Optical Aberrations (M. Turner).

Optical Alignment (M. Ruda).

Optical and Laser Scanning Technology (L. Beiser).

Optical Coatings (A. Macleod).

Optical Communications (H. Kogelnik).

Optical Components and Systems (G. Litfin & R. Schuhmann).

Optical Computing (J. Tanida & Y. Ichioka).

Optical Design (P. Mouroulis).

Optical Fabrication (A. Yi).

Optical Illusions (A. Hurlbert).

Optical Instrumentation (D. Hoeschen & W. Mirandé).

Optical Materials (G. Jellison).

Optical Metrology (P. deGroot).


Optical Networks (R. Alferness, et al.).

Optical Radiation Sources and Standards (J. Diedrich & J. Dodds).

Optical Techniques Mechanical Measurements (C. Wykes).

Optical Techniques for the Analysis and Characterization of Chemicals and Materials (D. Andrews).

Optical Tomography (E. Hillman).

Optoelectronics (S. Kasap).

Photochemistry (K. Stevenson & O. Horváth).

Photoemission and Photoelectron Spectra (F. Himpsel & I. Lindau).

Photographic Recording (R. Szajewski).

Photography, Digital (M. Kriss).

Photography, Physics and Technology (N. Schuster).

Photonics (T. King).

Physiological Optics (M. Jüttner).

Polarization Optics, Polarimeters and Polarization Spectrometers (G. Hermann).

Polarized Light, Basic Concepts of (S. Huard).

Radiation Interaction with Molecules (J. Lombardi).

Remote Sensing (E. Zalewski).

Sensors, Optical (J. Haus & R. Schaefer).

Speckle and Speckle Metrology (C. Joenathan & H. Tiziani).


Spectrometers, Infrared (J. Kauppinen, et al.).

Spectrometers, Ultraviolett and Visible Light (J. Hardwick).

Spectrometers, X-ray (T. Markert & E. Förster).

Spectroscopy, Atomic (K. Bonin, W. Happer).

Spectroscopy, Laser (M. Inguscio & A. Sasso).

Spectroscopy, Photoacoustic (F. Harren & L. Laarhoven).

Spectroscopy, Raman (H. Edwards).

Spectroscopy, Ultrafast (M. Dantus & P. Gross).

Stereoscopy (M. Claus & K. Knupfer).

Ultrashort-pulse Phenomena (P. Powers, et al.).

Underwater Optics (L. Dolin & I. Levin).

Wave Optics (W. Dallas).

X-ray Optics (A. Michette).

Zeeman and Stark Effects (M. Silverman).

Subject Index.

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