Optics: Principles and Applications

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Academic Press, Sep 27, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 656 pages
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Optics clearly explains the principles of optics using excellent pedagogy to support student learning.

Beginning with introductory ideas and equations, K.K. Sharma takes the reader through the world of optics by detailing problems encountered, advanced subjects, and actual applications. Elegantly written, this book rigorously examines optics with over 300 illustrations and several problems in each chapter.

The book begins with light propagation in anisotropic media considered much later in most books. Nearly one third of the book deals with applications of optics. This simple idea of merging the sometimes overwhelming and dry subject of optics with real world applications will create better future engineers. It will make ‘optics’ jump off the page for readers and they will see it take shape in the world around them. In presenting optics practically, as well as theoretically, readers will come away not only with a complete knowledge base but a context in which to place it.

This book is recommended for optical engineers, libraries, senior undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors.



*Strong emphasis on applications to demonstrate the relevance of the theory
*Includes chapter on problem solving of ray deviations, focusing errors, and distortion
*Problems are included at the end of each chapter for thorough understanding of this dense subject matter
 

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Contents

1 Light Waves
1
2 Coherence of Light Waves
77
3 Polarization of Light Waves
121
4 Geometrical Optics
159
5 Lens Aberrations
217
6 Interference of Light Waves
255
7 Diffraction of Light
319
8 Fresnel Diffraction
339
10 Fraunhofer Diffraction
411
11 Image Formation and Optical Processing
459
12 Transfer Functions
505
13 Holography
529
14 Nonlinear Optics
571
Appendix A
627
Appendix B
629
Index
631

9 The Fourier Transform
373

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