Describes how laser radiation propagates in natural and artificial materials and how the state of radiation can be controlled and manipulated (phase intensity, polarization) by various means. New concepts and useful techniques are described in the problems. Includes many figures, tables, and examples.
About the Author
Amnon Yariv, Israeli electrical engineering educator, research scientist. Recipient Pender award University Pennsylvania, Harvey prize Technion, Israel, 1992, National Medal Science The White House, 2010. Yariv, Amnon was born on April 13, 1930 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Arrived in the United States, 1951, naturalized, 1964. Bachelor of Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1954; Master of Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1956; Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 1958.
Table of ContentsElectromagnetic Fields.Propagation of Laser Beams.Polarization of Light Waves.Electromagnetic Propagation in Anisotropic Media.Jones Calculus and its Application to Birefringent OpticalSystems.Electromagnetic Propagation in Periodic Media.Electro-optics.Electro-optic Devices.Acousto-optics.Acousto-optic Devices.Guided Waves and Integrated Optics.Nonlinear Optics.Phase-Conjugate Optics.Author Index.Subject Index.