Phase-Space Optics: Fundamentals and Applications: Fundamentals and Applications / Edition 1

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A comprehensive cross section of phase-space optics

This definitive volume highlights an elegant, unified approach to optical rays, waves, and system design using cutting-edge phase-space techniques. Phase-Space Optics: Fundamentals and Applications details theoretical concepts of phase space as well as novel engineering applications in specific disciplines. This authoritative guide includes full coverage of sampling, superresolution imaging, and the phase-space interpretation of ultrafast optics. Work with Wigner optics, analyze phase-space equations, develop wave propagation models, and gain a new understanding of optical sources and systems. Discover how to:

  • Describe optical phenomena using Wigner and ambiguity functions
  • Perform phase-space rotations using ray transformation matrices
  • Influence the trade-off between pupil size and depth of field
  • Analyze and design optical signals using the Radon-Wigner transform
  • Accomplish superresolution by squeezing phase space
  • Interpret the intimate relationship between radiometry and coherence
  • Use basic algebra to discover self-imaging, Fresnel diffraction, and the Talbot effect
  • Develop discrete models, sampling criteria, and interpolation formulae
  • Work with ultrafast processes and complex space-time structures
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071597982
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/18/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Markus Testorf is currently an assistant professor at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. He has written numerous articles on the use of phase-space optics and has taught optics courses throughout his professional career.

Bryan Hennelly is currently a research fellow at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He has written or coauthored numerous articles based on Wigner or phase-space optics relating to optical metrology systems and the sampling and numerical simulation of optical systems.

Jorge Ojeda-Castañeda has been a visiting professor at the Institute of Optics in Madrid, the University of Valencia, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and the University James I in Spain. He is currently professor of applied optics, in the University of Guanajuato, México. Dr. Ojeda-Castañeda is a fellow of the SPIE and the OSA.

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Table of Contents

Ch 1. The Wigner Distribution in Optics
Ch 2. Ambiguity Function in Optical Engineering
Ch 3. Rotations in Phase Space
Ch 4. The Radon-Wigner Transform in Analysis, Design and Processing of Optical Signals
Ch 5. Imaging Systems: Phase-Space Representations
Ch 6. Super-Resolved Imaging in Wigner Based Phase Space
Ch 7. Radiometry, Wave Optics and Spatial Coherence
Ch 8. Rays and Waves
Ch 9. Self-Imaging in Phase Space
Ch 10. Sampling in Phase-Space
Ch 11. Discrete Representations
Ch 12. Phase Space in Ultrafast Optics

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