This new edition features numerous updates and additions. Especially 4 new chapters on Fiber Optics, Integrated Optics, Frequency Combs and Interferometry reflect the changes since the first edition.
In addition, major complete updates for the chapters:Optical Materials and Their Properties, Optical Detectors, Nanooptics, andOptics far Beyond the Diffraction Limit.
Contains over 1000 two-color illustrations.
Includes over 120 comprehensive tables with properties of optical materials and light sources.
Emphasizes physical concepts over extensive mathematical derivations.
Chapters with summaries, detailed index
Delivers a wealth of up-to-date references.
About the Author
Frank Träger is a Full Professor of Experimental Physics and Head of the Interdisciplinary Center for Nanostructure Science and Technology – CINSaT at the University of Kassel, Germany.
Frank Träger received the diploma in physics from the University of Heidelberg where he continued his research to earn a Ph.D. in physics in 1974. Following his habilitation, he joined the IBM Almaden Research Center in San José, California, as a guest scientist from 1981 to 1982 and for several sabbaticals until 1986.
Since 1986, he has been an associate Professor at the Institute of Physics of the University of Heidelberg, and since September 1990 a full Professor in the Physics Department of the University of Kassel, Germany. His current research interests are the preparation and characterization of metal nanoparticles and self-assembled functional films, nonlinear optical phenomena, the study and application of nonthermal desorption and ablation phenomena, ultrafast electron dynamics on the femtosecond timescale and, last but not least, imaging of DNA by scanning probe microscopies. In his experiments, tunable laser radiation plays an essential role.
Frank Träger serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Applied Physics B – Lasers and Optics published by Springer-Verlag. He is a Corresponding Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and of acatech, Konvent für Technikwissenschaften der Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften e.V.
Table of Contents
Foreword by T.W. Hänsch
Part A Basic Principles and Materials
Chap. 1 Properties of Light
Chap. 2 Geometrical Optics
Chap. 3 Wave Optics
Chap. 4 Nonlinear Optics, Frequency Conversion and Attophysics
Chap. 5 Optical Materials and Their Properties
Chap. 6 Thin Films
Part B Fabrication and Properties of Optical Components
Chap. 7 Optical Design and Design Software
Chap. 8 Advanced Optical Components
Chap. 9 Optical Detectors
Part C Coherent and Incoherent Light Sources
Chap. 10 Incoherent Light Sources
Chap. 11 Lasers and Coherent Light Sources
Chap. 12 Short and Ultrashort Laser Pulses
Part D Selected Applications and Special Fields
Chap. 13 Optical and Spectroscopic Techniques
Chap. 14 Fiber Optics
Chap. 15 Integrated Optics
Chap. 16 Interferometry
Chap. 17 Frequency Combs
Chap. 18 Quantum Optics
Chap. 19 Nanooptics
Chap. 20 Optics far Beyond the Diffraction Limit
Chap. 21 Terahertz Photonics and Applications
Chap. 22 X-Ray Optics
Chap. 23 Atmospheric Optics
Chap. 24 Holography and Optical Data Storage
Chap. 25 Laser Safety
Acknowledgements.- About the Authors.- Subject Index