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The light fantastic : a modern introduction to classical and quantum optics

Author: I R Kenyon
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This thorough and self-contained introduction to modern optics covers, in full, the three components: ray optics, wave optics and quantum optics. Examples of modern applications in the current century are used extensively.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: I R Kenyon
ISBN: 9780198566458 019856645X 9780198566465 0198566468
OCLC Number: 181925992
Description: xxi, 630 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Reflection and refraction at plane surfaces --
Spherical mirrors and lenses --
Optical instruments --
Interference effects and interferometers --
Diffraction --
Fourier optics --
Astronomical telescopes --
Classical electromagnetic theory --
Polarization --
Scattering, absorption, and dispersion --
Quantum nature of light and matter --
Quantum mechanics and the atom --
Lasers --
Detectors --
Optical fibres --
Quantum interactions --
Quantized electromagnetic field.
Other Titles: Modern introduction to classical and quantum optics
Classical and quantum optics
Responsibility: I.R. Kenyon.

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