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Contemporary Optics

Author: Ajoy K Ghatak; K Thyagarajan
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1978.
Series: Optical physics and engineering.
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With the advent of lasers, numerous applications of it such as optical information processing, holography, and optical communication have evolved. These applications have made the study of optics essential for scientists and engineers. The present volume, intended for senior under graduate and first-year graduate students, introduces basic concepts neces sary for an understanding of many of these applications. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ajoy K Ghatak; K Thyagarajan
ISBN: 9781468423587 1468423584
OCLC Number: 851741639
Description: 1 online resource (volumes).
Contents: 1. Paraxial Ray Optics --
1.1. Introduction --
1.2. Fermat's Principle --
1.3. Lagrangian Formulation --
1.4 Hamiltonian Formulation --
1.5. Application of the Hamiltonian Formulation to the Study of Paraxial Lens Optics --
1.6. Eikonal Approximation --
1.7. Wave Optics as Quantized Geometrical Optics --
2. Geometrical Theory of Third-Order Aberrations --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. Expressions for Third-Order Aberrations --
2.3. Physical Significance of the Coefficients A, B, C, D, and E --
2.4. The Coefficients Hij in Terms of Refractive-Index Variation --
2.5. Aberrations of Graded-Index Media --
2.6. Aberrations in Systems Possessing Finite Discontinuities in Refractive Index --
2.7. Chromatic Aberration --
3. Characteristic Functions --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. Point Characteristic function --
3.3. Mixed Characteristic function --
3.4. Angle Characteristic function --
3.5. Explicit Evaluation of Characteristic Functions --
4. Diffraction --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. The Spherical Wave --
4.3. Integral Theorem of Helmholtz and Kirchhoff --
4.4. The Fresnel-Kirchhoff Diffraction Formula --
4.5. Fraunhofer and Fresnel Diffraction --
4.6. Fraunhofer Diffraction by a Rectangular Aperture --
4.7. Fraunhofer Diffraction by a Circular Aperture --
4.8. Distribution of Intensity in the Airy Pattern --
4.9. Fresnel Diffraction by a Circular Aperture --
4.10. Fresnel Diffraction by a Single Slit --
4.11. Diffraction of Waves Having Amplitude Distribution along the Wavefront --
4.12. Babinet's Principle --
4.13. Periodic Apertures --
4.14. Intensity Distribution near the Focal Plane --
4.15. Optical Resonators --
5. Partially Coherent Light --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. Complex Representation --
5.3. Mutual Coherence Function and Degree of Coherence --
5.4. Quasi-Monochromatic Sources --
5.5. Van Cittert-Zernike Theorem --
5.6. Differential Equations Satisfied by?12 --
5.7. Partial Polarization --
6. Fourier Optics I. Spatial Frequency Filtering --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. Fraunhofer and Fresnel Diffraction Approximations --
6.3. Effect of a Thin Lens on an Incident Field Distribution --
6.4. Lens as a Fourier-Transforming element --
6.5. Spatial Frequency Filtering and Its Applications --
7. Fourier Optics II. Optical Transfer Functions --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. The Point-Spread function --
7.3. Point-Spread Function of a Thin Lens --
7.4. Frequency Analysis --
7.5. Coherence and Resolution --
8. Holography --
8.1. Introduction --
8.2. The Underlying Principle --
8.3. Interference between Two Plane Waves --
8.4. Point Source Holograms --
8.5. Diffuse Illumination of the Object --
8.6. Fourier Transform Holograms --
8.7. Volume Holograms --
8.8. Applications of Holography --
9. Self-Focusing --
9.1. Introduction --
9.2. Elementary Theory of Self-Focusing --
9.3. More Rigorous Theory for Self-Focusing --
9.4. Thermal Self-Focusing/Defocusing of Laser Beams --
9.5. Solution of the Scalar Wave Equation with Weak Nonlinearity --
9.6. General Problems on the Calculation of the Nonlinear Dielectric Constant --
10. Graded-Index Waveguides --
10.1. Introduction --
10.2. Modal Analysis --
10.3. Propagation through a Selfoc Fiber --
10.4. Pulse Propagation --
10.5. Fabrication --
11. Evanescent Waves and the Goos-Hänchen Effect --
11.1. Introduction --
11.2. Existence of Evanescent Waves --
11.3. Total Internal Reflection of a Bounded Beam --
11.4. Physical Understanding of the Goos-Hänchen Shift --
11.5. The Goos-Hänchen Effect in a Planar Waveguide --
11.6. Prism-Film Coupler --
Appendix A. The Dirac Delta Function --
B. The Fourier Transform --
C. Solution of Equation (10.2-12) --
References.
Series Title: Optical physics and engineering.
Responsibility: by Ajoy K. Ghatak, K. Thyagarajan.

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