Introduction to Fourier Optics

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Roberts and Company Publishers, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 491 pages
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This textbook deals with fourier analysis applications in optics, and in particular with its applications to diffraction, imaging, optical data processing, holography and optical communications. Fourier analysis is a universal tool that has found application within a wide range of areas in physics and engineering and this third edition has been written to help your students understand the complexity of a subject that can be challenging to grasp at times.
Chapters cover foundations of scalar diffraction theory, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction moving onto Wave-Optics Analysis of Coherent Optical Systems and Wavefront Modulation. Joseph Goodman’s work in Electrical Engineering has been recognised by a variety of awards and honours, so his text is able to guide students through a comprehensive introduction into Fourier Optics.

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This book is an outstanding classic. It is a must read for any systems engineering graduate student. Prof. Goodman's clarity and insight are without par.

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This is an excellent book. It is clear and readable. I have always been able to find a coherent and understandable explanation for anything I have serached for.


Foundations of Scalar Diffraction Theory
Fresnel and Fraunhofer Diffraction
WaveOptics Analysis of Coherent Optical Systems
Frequency Analysis of Optical Imaging Systems
Wavefront Modulation
Analog Optical Information Processing
Fourier Optics in Optical Communications
A Delta Functions and Fourier Transform Theorems
B Introduction to Paraxial Geometrical Optics
Polarization and Jones Matrices
The Grating Equation

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About the author (2005)

Joseph W. Goodman held the William Ayer Chair in Electrical Engineering at Stanford, and also served in several administrative posts, including Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Senior Associate Dean of Engineering for Faculty Affairs. He is now the William Ayer Professor Emeritus. His work has been recognized by a variety of awards and honors, including the F.E. Terman Award of the American Society for Engineering Education, the Dennis Gabor Award of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), the Max Born Award, the Esther Beller Hoffman Award, the Ives Medal from the Optical Society of America, and the Education Medal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has served as president of the Optical Society of America and the International Commission for Optics.