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Classical Optics and Its Applications

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ISBN-10: 0521881692

ISBN-13: 9780521881692

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Masud Mansuripur

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Covering a broad range of fundamental topics in classical optics and electro-magnetism, this updated, second edition contains 13 new chapters, which cover many topics of fundamental significance as well as practical importance. The first half of the book deals primarily with the basic concepts of optics, while the second half describes how these concepts can be used in a variety of technological applications. Each chapter is concerned with a single topic, developing an understanding of the subject through the use of diagrams, examples, numerical simulations, and logical arguments. The mathematical content is kept to a minimum to provide the reader with insightful discussions of optical…    
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List price: $119.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/26/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 714
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.246
Language: English

Masud Mansuripur received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Arya-Mehr University of Technology in Tehran, Iran (1977), a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University (1978), a Master of Science in Mathematics from Stanford University (1980), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University (1981). He has been Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona since 1988. His areas of research include: optical data storage, optical signal processing, magneto-optical properties of thin magnetic films, radiation pressure, interaction of light with sub-wavelength structures, and the optical and thermal characterization of…    

Preface to the second English edition
Preface to the first edition
Abbe's sine condition
Fourier optics
Effect of polarization on diffraction in systems of high numerical aperture
Gaussian beam optics
Coherent and incoherent imaging
First-order temporal coherence in classical optics
The van Cittert-Zernike theorem
Partial polarization, Stokes parameters, and the Poincare sphere
Second-order coherence and the Hanbury Brown-Twiss experiment
What in the world are surface plasmons?
Surface plasmon polaritons on metallic surfaces
The Faraday effect
The magneto-optical Kerr effect
The Sagnac interferometer
Fabry-Perot etalons in polarized light
The Ewald-Oseen extinction theorem
Reciprocity in classical linear optics
Optical pulse compression
The uncertainty principle in classical optics
Omni-directional dielectric mirrors
Linear optical vortices
Geometric-optical rays, Poynting's vector, and the field momenta
Doppler shift, stellar aberration, and convection of light by moving media
Diffraction gratings
Diffractive optical elements
The Talbot effect
Some quirks of total internal reflection
Evanescent coupling
Internal and external conical refraction
Transmission of light through small elliptical apertures
The method of Fox and Li
The beam propagation method
Launching light into a fiber
The optics of semiconductor diode lasers
Michelson's stellar interferometer
Bracewell's interferometric telescope
Scanning optical microscopy
Zernike's method of phase contrast
Polarization microscopy
Nomarski's differential interference contrast microscope
The van Leeuwenhoek microscope
Projection photolithography
Interaction of light with subwavelength structures
The Ronchi test
The Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor
Holography and holographic interferometry
Self-focusing in nonlinear optical media
Spatial optical solitons
Laser heating of multilayer stacks