## 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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### Contents

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2 The electrodynamics of continuous media | 15 |

3 Linear waves in homogeneous media | 45 |

4 Crystal optics | 55 |

5 Electro magneto and elastooptical phenomena | 75 |

6 Foundations of nonlinear optics | 83 |

7 Shortwave asymptotics | 107 |

8 Geometrical optics | 121 |

11 Holography | 203 |

12 Coherence theory | 211 |

13 Quantum states of the electromagnetic field | 245 |

14 Detection of radiation fields | 273 |

15 Interaction of radiation and matter | 289 |

16 Quantum optics and fundamental quantum theory | 323 |

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amplitude ansatz aperture assume atom beam splitter canonical transformation chapter classical coherent components condition correlation corresponds crystal defined density dependence described diffraction distribution eigenstates eigenvalue eikonal equation electric electromagnetic field energy equation of motion expectation values focal points Fourier transform frequency function Gaussian geometrical optics given Hamiltonian hologram integral intensity interaction interface interference interferometer isotropic Kirchhoff’s Lagrangian Lagrangian submanifold laser light rays linear magnetic manifold matrix Maxwell’s equations measurement medium Newton nonlinear normal ellipsoid observable obtain operator optic axis orthogonal oscillator particles phase phenomena photon plane polarization principle propagation quantities quantum quantum computation radiation refractive index relation respect rotation so-called solution space spatial stationary stochastic submanifold superposition symmetry symplectic symplectic manifold tensor theorem theory velocity wave equation wave field wave surface wave vectors wavelengths

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### References to this book

Poisson-Geometrie und Deformationsquantisierung: Eine Einführung Stefan Waldmann No preview available - 2007 |