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Progress in optics. Volume 43

Author: Emil Wolf
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2002.
Series: Progress in Optics.
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Progress in optics. Volume 43.
Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2000
(OCoLC)52003539
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emil Wolf
ISBN: 9780080929989 0080929982
OCLC Number: 526548056
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 635 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover ; Progress in Optics ; Copyright ; Preface; Contents; Chapter 1. Active optics in modern large optical telescopes ; 1. Introduction; 2. Principles of active optics; 3. Relationship between active-optics components and parameters; 4. Wavefront sensing; 5. Minimum elastic energy modes; 6. Support of large mirrors; 7. Alignment; 8. Modification of the telescope optical configuration; 9. Active-optics design for the NTT, the VLT and the Keck telescope; 10. Practical experience with active optics at the NTT, the VLT and the Keck telescope. 11. Existing active telescopes 12. Outlook; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 2. Variational methods in nonlinear fiber optics and related fields; 1. Introduction; 2. Dynamics of solitons in a single-mode nonlinear optical fiber or waveguide; 3. Variational approximation for the inverse scattering transform; 4. Internal dynamics of vector (two-component) solitons; 5. Spatially nonuniform fibers and dispersion management; 6. Solitons in dual-core optical fibers; 7. Bragg-grating (gap) solitons; 8. Stable beams in a layered focusing-defocusmg Kerr medium; 9. Conclusion. Acronyms adopted in the textAcknowledgements; References; Chapter 3. Optical works of L.V. Lorenz; 1. Introduction; 2. Biography of Lorenz; 3. Aether vibrations in polarized light; 4. Surface optics: the first theory; 5. Lorenz begins to doubt the elastic light theory; 6. The phenomenological light theory of Lorenz; 7. The electrodynamic theory of Lorenz; 8. The discovery of the Lorenz-Lorentz relation; 9. Light scattering by molecules and a sphere; 10. Lorenz and the aether; References; Chapter 4. Canonical quantum description of light propagation in dielectric media. 1. Introduction 2. Origin of the macroscopic approach; 3. Macroscopic theories and their applications; 4. Microscopic theories; 5. Microscopic models as related to macroscopic concepts; 6. Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 5. Phase space correspondence between classical optics and quantum mechanics; 1. Introduction; 2. The phase space in classical optics and quantum mechanics; 3. Definitions and properties of pliase space distribution functions; 4. Nonclassical states in phase space. 5. Measurement procedures of phase space distribution functionsin quantum mechanics and classical optics 6. Propagation of classical fields and quantum states in phase space; 7. Interactions of classical fields and quantum states asphase space overlap; 8. Classical and quantum interference in phase space; 9. Universality of the phase space treatment; 10. Conclusions; References; Chapter 6. ""Slow'' and ""fast"" light; 1. Elementary concepts; 2. Optical pulse propagation in a resonant system; 3. Nonlinear optics for slow light; 4. Experimental studies of slow light.
Series Title: Progress in Optics.
Responsibility: edited by E. Wolf ; contributors R.W. Boyd [and others].

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