Introduction to optics
CALL NO : QC355.3 P372i 2018
IMPRINT : Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c2018
Introduction to Optics is now available in a re-issued edition from Cambridge University Press. Designed to offer a comprehensive and engaging introduction to intermediate and upper level undergraduate physics and engineering students, this text also allows instructors to select specialized content to suit individual curricular needs and goals. Specific features of the text, in terms of coverage beyond traditional areas, include extensive use of matrices in dealing with ray tracing, polarization, and multiple thin-film interference; three chapters devoted to lasers; a separate chapter on the optics of the eye; and individual chapters on holography, coherence, fiber optics, interferometry, Fourier optics, nonlinear optics, and Fresnel equations.
- Contains many technical illustrations designed to enhance student understanding
- Includes modern applications, such as: liquid crystal displays, CCD’s, CD and DVD technology, optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers, near field microscopy, ultra short pulses, manipulation of atoms with lasers (optical tweezers, optical cooling and trapping), selected applications in nanophotonics and biophotonics, extensive treatment of communication systems using optical fibers, and wavelength division multiplexing
- Offers an early discussion of lasers, which establishes the importance of the laser as an optical instrument and allows for early introduction of various applications and discussions related to laser operation