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Introduction to the theory of coherence and polarization of light

Author: Emil Wolf
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A unified treatment of coherence theory and polarization for graduate students and researchers in physics and engineering.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emil Wolf
ISBN: 9780521822114 0521822114
OCLC Number: 149011826
Description: xiv, 222 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Elementary coherence phenomena --
2. Mathematical preliminaries --
3. Second-order coherence phenomena in the space-time domain --
4. Second-order coherence phenomena in the space-frequency domain --
5. Radiation from sources of different states of coherence --
6. Coherence effects in scattering --
7. Higher-order coherence effects --
8. Elementary theory of polarization of stochastic electromagnetic beams --
9. Unified theory of polarization and coherence --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Emil Wolf.
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'A succinct and informal, yet precise, account of the theory of optical phenomena involving fluctuating fields, distilling a lifetime's wisdom by a master of the subject.' Michael Berry, Bristol Read more...

 
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