International Trends in Optics

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Joseph W. Goodman
Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 546 pages
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International Trends in Optics provides a broad view of work in the field of optics throughout the world. Topics range from quantum optoelectronics for optical processing to optics in telecommunications, along with microoptics, optical memories, and fiber-optic signal processing. Holographic optical elements for use with semiconductor lasers are also considered.

Comprised of 34 chapters, this book begins with an introduction to some of the practical applications of integrated optical circuits, optoelectronic integrated circuits, and photonic integrated circuits. Subsequent chapters deal with quantum optoelectronics for optical processing; fiber-optic signal processing; holographic optical elements for use with semiconductor lasers; potential uses of photorefractives; and adaptive interferometry that makes use of photorefractive crystals. Water wave optics and diffraction are also examined, together with the essential journals of optics and the opposition effect in volume and surface scattering. The final chapter is devoted to optical computing, with emphasis on its processing functions and architecture.

This monograph will be of interest to students, practitioners, and researchers in physics and electronics.
 

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Contents

Chapter 4 Microoptics
37
Chapter 5 Holographic Optical Elements for Use with Semiconductor Lasers
57
Chapter 6 FibreOptic Signal Processing
77
Chapter 7 Optical Memories
95
Chapter 8 How Can Photorefractives Be Used?
111
A New Area of Applications of Photorefractive Crystals
125
Chapter 10 Water Wave Optics
141
Chapter 11 About the Philosophies of Diffraction
155
Chapter 21 Medical Applications of Holographic 3D Display
297
Chapter 22 Moiré Fringes and Their Applications
313
Chapter 23 Breaking the Boundaries of Optical System Design and Construction
325
Whats New Since Michelson?
339
Chapter 25 Current Trends in Optical Testing
351
Chapter 26 Adaptive Optics
375
Chapter 27 Triple Correlations and Bispectra in HighResolution Astronomical Imaging
391
Chapter 28 PhaseRetrieval Imaging Problems
407

Chapter 12 The Essential journals of Optics
167
Ancient and Modern Accomplishments
185
Optical Interconnects as Learned from the Eyes of Nocturnal Insects Crayfish Shellfish and Similar Creatures
195
Chapter 15 The Opposition Effect in Volume and Surface Scattering
207
Chapter 16 Influence of Source Correlations on Spectra of Radiated Fields
221
Chapter 17 Quantum Statistics and Coherence of Nonlinear Optical Processes
233
Chapter 18 OnePhoton Light Pulses versus Attenuated Classical Light Pulses
247
Chapter 19 Optical Propagation through the Atmosphere
267
Chapter 20 Are the Fundamental Principles of Holography Sufficient for the Creation of New Types of 3D Cinematography and Artificial Intelligence?
279
Chapter 29 Blind DeconvolutionRecovering the Seemingly Irrecoverable
423
Chapter 30 Pattern Recognition Similarity Neural Nets and Optics
439
Chapter 31 Towards Nonlinear Optical Processing
451
Chapter 32 New Aspects of Optics for Optical Computing
465
Chapter 33 Digital Optical Computing
481
A Joint Venture for Light and Electricity
499
Index
521
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Goodman is the William Ayer Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.

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