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A modern introduction to optics, based on wave concepts. This second edition has been fully updated, the early treatment of Fourier theory having been expanded to simplify later chapters. Covers the basic concepts of geometric optics, interference, and diffraction, and provides an introduction to lasers, holography, and the generation and detection of light. Includes much new material on modern optics, and emphasizes physical concepts, revealing the relations to other disciplines. Each chapter provides examples ...
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Overview

A modern introduction to optics, based on wave concepts. This second edition has been fully updated, the early treatment of Fourier theory having been expanded to simplify later chapters. Covers the basic concepts of geometric optics, interference, and diffraction, and provides an introduction to lasers, holography, and the generation and detection of light. Includes much new material on modern optics, and emphasizes physical concepts, revealing the relations to other disciplines. Each chapter provides examples and exercises, notes and numerical answers being collected at the end of the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471915355
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/23/1988
  • Series: Manchester Physics Series , #16
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

The Wave Nature of Light
Combinations of Waves
Fourier Theory and Wave Groups
Wave Propagation
The Polarization of Light
Geometric Optics
Aberrations
Optical Instruments
Interference and Diffraction
Fresnel Diffraction
The Diffraction Grating and Related Topics
Young's Double Slit and Related Topics
Interference by Division of Amplitude
Resolution Limits in Optical Instruments
Interferometers and Spectrometers
Coherence and Correlation
Lasers
Holography
Radiation by Accelerated Charges
Physical Processes in Refraction
The Detection of Light
Further Reading
Solutions to Problems
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Units, Symbols, and Data
Index
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