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Introduction to Optics

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  • Date Published: December 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108428262

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  • Introduction to Optics is now available in a re-issued edition from Cambridge University Press. Designed to offer a comprehensive and engaging introduction to intermediate and upper level undergraduate physics and engineering students, this text also allows instructors to select specialized content to suit individual curricular needs and goals. Specific features of the text, in terms of coverage beyond traditional areas, include extensive use of matrices in dealing with ray tracing, polarization, and multiple thin-film interference; three chapters devoted to lasers; a separate chapter on the optics of the eye; and individual chapters on holography, coherence, fiber optics, interferometry, Fourier optics, nonlinear optics, and Fresnel equations.

    • Contains many technical illustrations designed to enhance student understanding
    • Includes modern applications, such as: liquid crystal displays, CCD's, CD and DVD technology, optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers, near field microscopy, ultra short pulses, manipulation of atoms with lasers (optical tweezers, optical cooling and trapping), selected applications in nanophotonics and biophotonics, extensive treatment of communication systems using optical fibers, and wavelength division multiplexing
    • Offers an early discussion of lasers, which establishes the importance of the laser as an optical instrument and allows for early introduction of various applications and discussions related to laser operation
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108428262
    • length: 658 pages
    • dimensions: 283 x 223 x 34 mm
    • weight: 2.03kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Nature of light
    2. Geometrical optics
    3. Optical instrumentation
    4. Wave equations
    5. Superposition of waves
    6. Properties of lasers
    7. Interference of light
    8. Optical interferometry
    9. Coherence
    10. Fiber optics
    11. Fraunhofer diffraction
    12. The diffraction grating
    13. Fresnel diffraction
    14. Matrix treatment of polarization
    15. Production of polarized light
    Part II:
    16. Holography
    17. Optical detectors and displays
    18. Matrix methods in paraxial optics
    19. Optics of the eye
    20. Aberration theory
    21. Fourier optics
    22. Theory of multilayer films
    23. Fresnel equations
    24. Nonlinear optics and the modulation of light
    25. Optical properties of materials
    26. Laser operation
    27. Characteristics of laser beams
    28. Selected modern applications
    Answers to selected problems

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    Introduction to Optics

    Frank L. Pedrotti, Leno M. Pedrotti, Leno S. Pedrotti

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    Frank L. Pedrotti
    Frank L. Pedrotti, SJ (1932–2010) was a member of the Society of Jesus and served on the faculty at a number of institutions including Marquette University from 1977–1994. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cincinnati in 1962. His research areas included solid state physics and laser optics and he taught and developed courses across the undergraduate curriculum. His course notes served as the basis for the first edition of the text Introduction to Optics that he co-authored with his brother, Leno S. Pedrotti.

    Leno M. Pedrotti, University of Dayton, Ohio
    Leno M. Pedrotti is a Professor of Physics at the University of Dayton, where he joined the faculty in 1987, after completing his Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico in 1986. He has published papers on a variety of topics in theoretical quantum optics, including the quantum theory of the laser, microcavity lasers, nonclassical states of light, and atom/field/cavity interactions. He has taught courses that span the undergraduate physics curriculum as well as selected graduate electro-optics courses.

    Leno S. Pedrotti
    Leno S. Pedrotti (1927–2008) was a Professor of Physics at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) and Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President at the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD). He earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cincinnati in 1961. He joined AFIT in 1951, where he served as chair of the Physics Department from 1964–1982. At CORD he spearheaded the development of technical education materials for high-school and college students. His research areas included solid state physics and laser optics. He was a fellow of the Optical Society of America.

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