Optics

Principles and Applications

Author: Kailash K. Sharma

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080463916

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 656

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Optics clearly explains the principles of optics using excellent pedagogy to support student learning. Beginning with introductory ideas and equations, K.K. Sharma takes the reader through the world of optics by detailing problems encountered, advanced subjects, and actual applications. Elegantly written, this book rigorously examines optics with over 300 illustrations and several problems in each chapter. The book begins with light propagation in anisotropic media considered much later in most books. Nearly one third of the book deals with applications of optics. This simple idea of merging the sometimes overwhelming and dry subject of optics with real world applications will create better future engineers. It will make ‘optics’ jump off the page for readers and they will see it take shape in the world around them. In presenting optics practically, as well as theoretically, readers will come away not only with a complete knowledge base but a context in which to place it. This book is recommended for optical engineers, libraries, senior undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors. Strong emphasis on applications to demonstrate the relevance of the theory Includes chapter on problem solving of ray deviations, focusing errors, and distortion Problems are included at the end of each chapter for thorough understanding of this dense subject matter
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Introduction to Modern Optics

Author: Grant R. Fowles

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486659572

Category: Science

Page: 328

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This incisive text provides a basic undergraduate-level course in modern optics for students in physics, technology and engineering. The first half of the book deals with classical physical optics; the second principally with the quantum nature of light. Chapters 1 and 2 treat the propagation of light waves, including the concepts of phase and group velocities, and the vectorial nature of light. Chapter 3 applies the concepts of partial coherence and coherence length to the study of interference, and Chapter 4 takes up multiple-beam interference and includes Fabry-Perot interferometry and multilayer-film theory. Diffraction and holography are the subjects of Chapter 5, and the propagation of light in material media (including crystal and nonlinear optics) are central to Chapter 6. Chapters 7 and 8 introduce the quantum theory of light and elementary optical spectra, and Chapter 9 explores the theory of light amplification and lasers. Chapter 10 briefly outlines ray optics in order to introduce students to the matrix method for treating optical systems and to apply the ray matrix to the study of laser resonators. Many applications of the laser to the study of optics are integrated throughout the text. The author assumes students have had an intermediate course in electricity and magnetism and some advanced mathematics beyond calculus. For classroom use, a list of problems is included at the end of each chapter, with selected answers at the end of the book.
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Optics

Light for a New Age

Author: Jeff Hecht

Publisher: Jeff Hecht

ISBN: 0684188791

Category: Science

Page: 170

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Young adult introduction to optics and light, including what light is and does, simple optics and how they work, the eye, light sources, light detection and robot vision, infrared and ultraviolet light, Optical instruments, cameras and television, fiber optics, light and life, ray guns and reality.
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Optics

Author: Ajoy Chatak

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780070262157

Category: Optics

Page: N.A

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Optics

Author: Ajoy Ghatak

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780070585836

Category: Optics

Page: N.A

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Mathematical Theory of Optics

Author: Rudolf Karl Luneburg,Max Herzberger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Optics

Page: 448

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Nonimaging Optics in Solar Energy

Author: Joseph O'Gallagher

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1598293303

Category: Science

Page: 119

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Nonimaging optics is a subdiscipline of optics whose development over the last 35-40 years was led by scientists from the University of Chicago and other cooperating individuals and institutions. The approach provides a formalism that allows the design of optical devices that approach the maximum physically attainable geometric concentration for a given set of optical tolerances. This means that it has the potential to revolutionize the design of solar concentrators. In this monograph, the basic practical applications of the techniques of nonimaging optics to solar energy collection and concentration are developed and explained. The formalism for designing a wide variety of concentrator types, such as the compound parabolic concentrator and its many embodiments and variations, is presented. Both advantages and limitations of the approach are reviewed. Practical and economic aspects of concentrator design for both thermal and photovoltaic applications are discussed as well. The whole range of concentrator applications from simple low-concentration nontracking designs to ultrahigh-concentration multistage configurations is covered. Table of Contents: Introduction / CPCs / Practical Design of CPC Thermal Collectors / Practical Design of CPC PV Concentrators / Two-Stage Nonimaging Concentrators for Solar Thermal Applications / Two-Stage Nonimaging Concentrators for Solar PV Applications / Selected Demonstrations of Nonimaging Concentrator Performance / The Importance of Economic Factors in Effective Solar Concentrator Design / Ultrahigh Concentration / Bibliography
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Introduction to Fourier Optics

Author: Joseph W. Goodman

Publisher: Roberts and Company Publishers

ISBN: 9780974707723

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 491

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This textbook deals with fourier analysis applications in optics, and in particular with its applications to diffraction, imaging, optical data processing, holography and optical communications. Fourier analysis is a universal tool that has found application within a wide range of areas in physics and engineering and this third edition has been written to help your students understand the complexity of a subject that can be challenging to grasp at times. Chapters cover foundations of scalar diffraction theory, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction moving onto Wave-Optics Analysis of Coherent Optical Systems and Wavefront Modulation. Joseph Goodman’s work in Electrical Engineering has been recognised by a variety of awards and honours, so his text is able to guide students through a comprehensive introduction into Fourier Optics.
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New Elements of Optics;

Or, the Theory of the Aberrations, Dissipation, and Colours of Light: of the General and Specific Refractive Powers and Densities of Mediums; the Properties of Single and Compound Lenses: and the Nature, Construction, and Use of Refracting and Reflecting Telescopes and Microscopes of Every Sort Hitherto Published

Author: Benjamin Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Optics

Page: 120

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Optics and Lasers

Including Fibers and Optical Waveguides

Author: Matt Young

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540657415

Category: Science

Page: 498

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This fifth edition of a perennially popular reference introduces readers to applied optics, covering elementary ray and wave optics, as well as lasers, holography, fibres, integrated optics and quantum noise. Numerous examples and exercises with solutions enable readers to extend their understanding of the subject.
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X-Ray Optics and Microanalysis 1992, Proceedings of the 13th INT Conference, 31 August-4 September 1992, Manchester, UK

Author: P.B. Kenway,P.J. Duke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750302555

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 680

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The first ICXOM congress held in Cambridge was the brain-child of Dr. Ellis Cosslett, founder of the Electron Optics Section of the Cavendish Laboratory. Dr. Cosslett pioneered research in x-ray optics and microanalysis and retained a close interest in all subject applications for this area of research, including physics, materials science, chemistry, and biology. X-Ray Optics and Microanalysis 1992 was held in his memory. At a special symposium, friends and colleagues reviewed the present status of research in x-ray optics and microanalysis. S.J. Pennycook of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, D.B. Williams of Lehigh University, J.A. Venables et al. of Arizona State University and Sussex University, and C. Jacobsen et al. of SUNY, Stony Brook are among the researchers whose papers are included in this volume.
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Optics

Author: W. H. A. Fincham,M. H. Freeman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483103226

Category: Science

Page: 506

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Optics: Ninth Edition Optics: Ninth Edition covers the work necessary for the specialization in such subjects as ophthalmic optics, optical instruments and lens design. The text includes topics such as the propagation and behavior of light; reflection and refraction – their laws and how different media affect them; lenses – thick and thin, cylindrical and subcylindrical; photometry; dispersion and color; interference; and polarization. Also included are topics such as diffraction and holography; the limitation of beams in optical systems and its effects; and lens systems. The book is recommended for engineering students who are in need of an introduction to the subject and the mathematics involved in it.
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Optics

Author: Eugene Hecht

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131718070

Category: Light

Page: 650

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Optics

The Science of Vision

Author: Vasco Ronchi,Edward Rosen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486668468

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Unorthodox view of optics by world-renowned scientist covers 17th-century optics, optical systems, acuity of vision, optical image, elements of wave motion, much more. Translated by Edward Rosen. 106 black-and-white illustrations.
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Adaptive Optics for Astronomical Telescopes

Author: John W. Hardy

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195090192

Category: Science

Page: 438

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This book by one of the leaders in adaptive optics covers the fundamental theory and then describes in detail how this technology can be applied to large ground-based telescopes to compensate for the effects of atmospheric turbulence. It includes information on basic adaptive optics components and technology, and has chapters devoted to atmospheric turbulence, optical image structure, laser beacons, and overall system design. The chapter on system design is particularly detailed and includes performance estimation and optimization. Combining a clear discussion of physical principles with numerous real-world examples, this book will be a valuable resource for all graduate students and researchers in astronomy and optics.
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Introduction to Matrix Methods in Optics

Author: Anthony Gerrard,James M. Burch

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486680446

Category: Science

Page: 355

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Clear, accessible guide requires little prior knowledge and considers just two topics: paraxial imaging and polarization. Lucid discussions of paraxial imaging properties of a centered optical system, optical resonators and laser beam propagation, matrices in polarization optics and propagation of light through crystals, much more. 60 illustrations. Appendixes. Bibliography.
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