Introduction to Optics

ISBN-10: 0131499335
ISBN-13: 9780131499331
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $210.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 4/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

This is a comprehensive introduction to optics, suitable foe one- or two-term intermediate and upper level undergraduate physics and engineering students.

Physical Constants
Preface
Nature of Light
Introduction
A Brief History
Particles and Photons
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Radiometry
Problems
Geometrical Optics
Introduction
Huygens' Principle
Fermat's Principle
Principle of Reversibility
Reflection in Plane Mirrors
Refraction Through Plane Surfaces
Imaging by an Optical System
Reflection at a Spherical Surface
Refraction at a Spherical Surface
Thin Lenses
Vergence and Refractive Power
Newtonian Equation for the Thin Lens
Cylindrical Lenses
Problems
Optical Instrumentation
Introduction
Stops, Pupils, and Windows
A Brief Look at Aberrations
Prisms
The Camera
Simple Magnifiers and Eyepieces
Microscopes
Telescopes
Problems
Wave Equations
Introduction
One-Dimensional Wave Equation
Harmonic Waves
Complex Numbers
Harmonic Waves as Complex Functions
Plane Waves
Spherical Waves
Other Harmonic Waveforms
Electromagnetic Waves
Light Polarization
Doppler Effect
Problems
Superposition of Waves
Introduction
Superposition Principle
Superposition of Waves of the Same Frequency
Random and Coherent Sources
Standing Waves
The Beat Phenomenon
Phase and Group Velocities
Problems
Properties of Lasers
Introduction
Energy Quantization in Light and Matter
Thermal Equilibrium and Blackbody Radiation
Nonlaser Sources of Electromagnetic Radiation
Einstein's Theory of Light-Matter Interaction
Essential Elements of a Laser
Simplified Description of Laser Operation
Characteristics of Laser Light
Laser Types and Parameters
Problems
Interference of Light
Introduction
Two-Beam Interference
Young's Double-Slit Experiment
Double-Slit Interference with Virtual Sources
Interference in Dielectric Films
Fringes of Equal Thickness
Newton's Rings
Film-Thickness Measurement by Interference
Stokes Relations
Multiple-Beam Interference in a Parallel Plate
Problems
Optical Interferometry
Introduction
The Michelson Interferometer
Applications of the Michelson Interferometer
Variations of the Michelson Interferometer
The Fabry-Perot Interferometer
Fabry-Perot Transmission: The Airy Function
Scanning Fabry-Perot Interferometer
Variable-Input-Frequency Fabry-Perot Interferometers
Lasers and the Fabry-Perot Cavity
Fabry-Perot Figures of Merit
Gravitational Wave Detectors
Problems
Coherence
Introduction
Fourier Analysis
Fourier Analysis of a Finite Harmonic Wave Train
Temporal Coherence and Line Width
Partial Coherence
Spatial Coherence
Spatial Coherence Width
Problems
Fiber Optics
Introduction
Applications
Communications System Overview
Bandwidth and Data Rate
Optics of Propagation
Allowed Modes
Attenuation
Distortion
High-Bit-Rate Optical-Fiber Communications
Problems
Fraunhofer Diffraction
Introduction
Diffraction from a Single Slit
Beam Spreading
Rectangular and Circular Apertures
Resolution
Double-Slit Diffraction
Diffraction from Many Slits
Problems
The Diffraction Grating
Introduction
The Grating Equation
Free Spectral Range of a Grating
Dispersion of a Grating
Resolution of a Grating
Types of Gratings
Blazed Gratings
Grating Replicas
Interference Gratings
Grating Instruments
Problems
Fresnel Diffraction
Introduction
Fresnel-Kirchhoff Diffraction Integral
Criterion for Fresnel Diffraction
The Obliquity Factor
Fresnel Diffraction from Circular Apertures
Phase Shift of the Diffracted Light
The Fresnel Zone Plate
Fresnel Diffraction from Apertures with Rectangular Symmetry
The Cornu Spiral
Applications of the Cornu Spiral
Babinet's Principle
Problems
Matrix Treatment of Polarization
Introduction
Mathematical Representation of Polarized Light: Jones Vectors
Mathematical Representation of Polarizers: Jones Matrices
Problems
Production of Polarized Light
Introduction
Dichroism: Polarization by Selective Absorption
Polarization by Reflection from Dielectric Surfaces
Polarization by Scattering
Birefringence: Polarization with Two Refractive Indices
Double Refraction
Optical Activity
Photoelasticity
Problems
Holography
Introduction
Conventional Versus Holographic Photography
Hologram of a Point Source
Hologram of an Extended Object
Hologram Properties
White-Light (Rainbow) Holograms
Other Applications of Holography
Problems
Optical Detectors and Displays
Introduction
Thermal Detectors of Radiation
Quantum Detectors of Radiation
Image Detection
Optical Detectors: Noise and Sensitivity
Optical Displays
Problems
Matrix Methods in Paraxial Optics
Introduction
The Thick Lens
The Matrix Method
The Translation Matrix
The Refraction Matrix
The Reflection Matrix
Thick-Lens and Thin-Lens Matrices
System Ray-Transfer Matrix
Significance of System Matrix Elements
Location of Cardinal Points for an Optical System
Examples Using the System Matrix and Cardinal Points
Ray Tracing
Problems
Optics of the Eye
Introduction
Biological Structure of the Eye
Photometry
Optical Representation of the Eye
Functions of the Eye
Vision Correction with External Lenses
Surgical Vision Correction
Problems
Aberration Theory
Introduction
Ray and Wave Aberrations
Third-Order Treatment of Refraction at a Spherical Interface
Spherical Aberration
Coma
Astigmatism and Curvature of Field
Distortion
Chromatic Aberration
Problems
Fourier Optics
Introduction
Optical Data Imaging and Processing
Fourier-Transform Spectroscopy
Problems
Theory of Multilayer Films
Introduction
Transfer Matrix
Reflectance at Normal Incidence
Two-Layer Antireflecting Films
Three-Layer Antireflecting Films
High-Reflectance Layers
Problems
Fresnel Equations
Introduction
The Fresnel Equations
External and Internal Reflections
Phase Changes on Reflection
Conservation of Energy
Evanescent Waves
Complex Refractive Index
Reflection from Metals
Problems
Nonlinear Optics and the Modulation of Light
Introduction
The Nonlinear Medium
Second Harmonic Generation and Frequency Mixing
Electro-optic Effects
The Faraday Effect
The Acousto-optic Effect
Optical Phase Conjugation
Optical Nonlinearities in Fibers
Problems
Optical Properties of Materials
Introduction
Polarization of a Dielectric Medium
Propagation of Light Waves in a Dielectric
Conduction Current in a Metal
Propagation of Light Waves in a Metal
Skin Depth
Plasma Frequency
Problems
Laser Operation
Introduction
Rate Equations
Absorption
Gain Media
Steady-State Laser Output
Homogeneous Broadening
Inhomogeneous Broadening
Time-Dependent Phenomena
Pulsed Operation
Some Important Laser Systems
Diode Lasers
Problems
Characteristics of Laser Beams
Introduction
Three-Dimensional Wave Equation and Electromagnetic Waves
Gaussian Beams
Spot Size and Radius of Curvature of a Gaussian Beam
Characteristics of Gaussian Beams
Modes of Spherical Mirror Cavities
Laser Propagation Through Arbitrary Optical Systems
Higher-Order Gaussian Beams
Problems
Selected Modern Applications
Introduction
Overview of Laser Applications
Lasers in Medicine
Remote Sensing
Ultrashort Pulse Production and Applications
Laser Cooling and Trapping
Optical Parametric Oscillators
Near-Field Microscopy
Problems
References
Answers to Selected Problems
Index

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