## Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light |

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### Contents

ELECTROMAGNETIC POTENTIALS AND POLARIZATION | 71 |

FOUNDATIONS OF GEOMETRICAL OPTICS | 109 |

GEOMETRICAL THEORY OF OPTICAL IMAGING | 133 |

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aberration according amplitude angle angular aperture approximation assumed axes beams centre coefficients complex components consider constant coordinates corresponding crystal curl curvature curve degree of coherence denotes density dielectric dielectric constant diffraction direction distance electric vector electromagnetic electron energy entrance pupil equal equations exit pupil expression field film focal plane follows formula FRAUNHoFER diffraction frequency FRESNEL fringes function Gaussian geometrical optics given grad Hence illumination integral intensity interference interferometer lens magnetic maxima MAxwell's equations medium monochromatic NICOL prisms object obtain optic axis optical path parallel partial pattern perpendicular phase difference Phys plane wave plate point source polarized Poynting vector principal prism Proc propagation quantities quasi-monochromatic radius reflection refractive index region relation ſº solution spectral sphere spherical spherical aberration surface theorem theory transmitted velocity vibrations wave normals wave-front wavelength zero