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

Author: I R Kenyon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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A thorough and self-contained introduction to modern optics, covering in full the three components: ray optics, wave optics and quantum optics. Examples of modern applications in the current century  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I R Kenyon
ISBN: 019856645X 9780198566458 0198566468 9780198566465
OCLC Number: 928705820
Description: xxi, 630 p. : il. ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Reflection and Refraction at Plane Surfaces ; 3. Spherical Mirrors and Lenses ; 4. Optical Instruments ; 5. Interference Effects and Interferometers ; 6. Diffraction ; 7. Fourier Optics ; 8. Astronomical Telescopes ; 9. Classical Electromagnetic Theory ; 10. Polarization ; 11. Scattering, Absorption, and Dispersion ; 12. The Quantum Nature of Light and Matter ; 13. Quantum Mechanics and the Atom ; 14. Lasers ; 15. Detectors ; 16. Optical Fibres ; 17. Quantum Interactions ; 18. The Quantized Electromagnetic Field ; Appendices
Responsibility: I.R. Kenyon.

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