Progress in Optics, Volume 40

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Emil Wolf
Elsevier, 2000 - Medical - 480 pages
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Hardbound. The publication of volume forty of Progress in Optics marks a significant milestone. Volume one was published in 1961, a year after the invention of the laser, an event which triggered a wealth of new and exciting developments. Many of them have been reported in the 234 review articles published in this series since its inception.The present volume contains six review articles on a variety of subjects of current research interests. The first is concerned with polarimetric optical fibers and sensors, and reviews the main efforts and achievements in this field within the last two decades.The second article presents a review of recent researches on digital optical computing. After introducing the basic concepts needed for understanding the developments in this field, some feasibility experiments as well as software studies are discussed.The next article deals largely with photodetection from the standpoint of the theory of
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
Birefringence in Optical Fibers
22
DEFORMATION EFFECTS IN HIGHLY BIREFRINGENT
28
Application of Polarization Effects
52
Conclusions and Future Perspectives
69
DIGITAL OPTICAL COMPUTING
77
INTRODUCTION
79
LOGIC GATES
83
Super Resolution as SW Adaptation
282
Super Resolution Based on Temporal Constraints
293
The Generalized Wigner Function for the Analysis of SuperResolution Systems
312
Super Resolution for Objects With Finite Size
320
WavelengthMultiplexing Super Resolution
329
Conclusions
338
Introduction
345
Electromagnetic Theory of Gratings
349

Methods for Logic Construction
88
DEMONSTRATION SYSTEMS
93
Software Research
101
Further Directions
110
Introduction
118
Reversibility and Irreversibility of Photocounting
135
MODELS OF CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENT
148
Probabilitydensity Functional for Quantum Photodetection Processes
169
Special States of an Optical Mode by Means of Continuous and Nearly Continuous
182
Conditional Generation of Special States Using Ideal State Reduction
189
Special States of One or Two Optical Modes by Means of Continuous Measurement
226
Eigenvalue Problems for Intelligent States Generated
241
Conclusion
257
OPTICAL SYSTEMS WITH IMPROVED RESOLVING POWER
271
Linear Gratings Operating in FirstOrder Mode
359
Modulated Gratings Operating in FirstOrder Mode
371
Gratings Operating in MultiOrder Mode
377
Conclusions
383
SPECTROSCOPY IN POLYCHROMATIC FIELDS
389
INTRODUCTION
391
THEORETICAL METHODS
398
BICHROMATIC FIELDS
409
Polychromatic Fields p 3
431
Acknowledgments
438
Subject Index
457
Cumulative Index
471
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