Theoretical Optics: An Introduction (Google eBook)
Starting from basic electrodynamics, this volume provides a solid, yet concise introduction to theoretical optics, containing topics such as nonlinear optics, light-matter interaction, and modern topics in quantum optics, including entanglement, cryptography, and quantum computation.
The author, with many years of experience in teaching and research, goes way beyond the scope of traditional lectures, enabling readers to keep up with the current state of knowledge. Both content and presentation make it essential reading for graduate and phD students as well as a valuable reference for researchers.
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2 The electrodynamics of continuous media
3 Linear waves in homogeneous media
4 Crystal optics
5 Electro magneto and elastooptical phenomena
6 Foundations of nonlinear optics
7 Shortwave asymptotics
8 Geometrical optics
9 Geometric theory of caustics
10 Diffraction theory