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Introduction to optics

Introduction to optics

Author: Germain Chartier
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2005.
Series: Advanced texts in physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Translated from the French edition by the author and thoroughly updated, this book gives an introduction to modern optics at an advanced level. Its approach, inspired by Richard Feynman, should benefit both students and lecturers alike.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Germain Chartier
ISBN: 0387403469 9780387403465
OCLC Number: 57573976
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 595 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Orders of magnitude in optics --
Electromagnetic waves --
Geometrical optics --
Thin lenses --
Optical prisms --
Gradient index devices : light optics and electron optics --
Polarized light : laws of reflection --
TE modes : TM modes --
Determination of unknown polarization --
Birefringence --
Ray tracing in uniaxial media --
Characteristic surfaces in anisotropic media --
Interfaces using polarized light beams : wave plates --
Liquid crystals --
Interference --
Diffraction --
Index of refraction --
Electric dipolar radiation --
The Kramers-Krönig formula --
Lasers --
Light-semiconductor interaction --
Spectral width of a laser oscillation --
Nonlinear optics --
Raman-Brillouin-Rayleigh diffusion --
Diffusion of light by a scattered medium --
Guided optics --
Splitters and couplers --
Attenuation of silica fibers --
Elaboration of optical guides --
Fourier analysis and Fourier transform.
Series Title: Advanced texts in physics.
Other Titles: Manuel d'optique.
Responsibility: Germain Chartier.
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