Optical Physics

Optical Physics

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This fourth edition of a well-established textbook takes students from fundamental ideas to the most modern developments in optics. Illustrated with 400 figures, it contains numerous practical examples, many from student laboratory experiments and lecture demonstrations. Aimed at undergraduate and advanced courses on modern optics, it is ideal for scientists and engineers. The book covers the principles of geometrical and physical optics, leading into quantum optics, using mainly Fourier transforms and linear algebra. Chapters are supplemented with advanced topics and up-to-date applications, exposing readers to key research themes, including negative refractive index, surface plasmon resonance, phase retrieval in crystal diffraction and the Hubble telescope, photonic crystals, super-resolved imaging in biology, electromagnetically induced transparency, slow light and superluminal propagation, entangled photons and solar energy collectors. Solutions to the problems, simulation programs, key figures and further discussions of several topics are available at www.cambridge.org/lipson.... invert an image as in binocular field glasses; a€c spherical or parabolic mirrors that replace lenses in large telescopes or in instruments working ... Draw a ray diagram for object and image on the axis, using paraxial optics ray-tracing (As3.1. 2).

Title:Optical Physics
Author:Ariel Lipson, Stephen G. Lipson, Henry Lipson
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2010-10-28


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