Optical Media

Author: Friedrich Kittler,Anthony Enns

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745640915

Category: History

Page: 250

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Friedrich Kittler's lecture series provides a concise history of optical media from Renaissance linear perspective to late twentieth-century computer graphics. He begins by looking at European painting since the Renaissance in order to discern the principles according to which modern optical perception was organised. Kittler also discusses the development of various mechanical devices, like the camera obscura and the laterna magica, which were closely connected to the printing press and which played a pivotal role in the media war between the Reformation and the Counterreformation. After examining this history, Kittler then addresses the ways in which images were first stored and made to move through the development of photography and film. Kittler discusses the competitive relationship between photography and painting as well as between film and theater, as innovations like the Baroque proscenium or "picture-frame" stage evolved from elements that would later constitute cinema. The central question, however, is the impact of film on the ancient monopoly of writing, as it not only provoked new forms of competition for novelists but also fundamentally altered the status of books. In the final section, Kittler examines the development of electrical telecommunications and electronic image processing from television to computer simulations. In short, these lectures provide a comprehensive introduction to the history of image production, which is indispensable for anyone wishing to understand the prevailing audiovisual conditions of contemporary culture.
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Light Propagation in Linear Optical Media

Author: Glen D. Gillen,Katharina Gillen,Shekhar Guha

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351831356

Category: Science

Page: 388

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Light Propagation in Linear Optical Media describes light propagation in linear media by expanding on diffraction theories beyond what is available in classic optics books. In one volume, this book combines the treatment of light propagation through various media, interfaces, and apertures using scalar and vector diffraction theories. After covering the fundamentals of light and physical optics, the authors discuss light traveling within an anisotropic crystal and present mathematical models for light propagation across planar boundaries between different media. They describe the propagation of Gaussian beams and discuss various diffraction models for the propagation of light. They also explore methods for spatially confining (trapping) cold atoms within localized light-intensity patterns. This book can be used as a technical reference by professional scientists and engineers interested in light propagation and as a supplemental text for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in optics.
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Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media

Author: Shekhar Guha,Leonel P. Gonzalez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439866392

Category: Science

Page: 334

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"This is very unique and promises to be an extremely useful guide to a host of workers in the field. They have given a generalized presentation likely to cover most if not all situations to be encountered in the laboratory, yet also highlight several specific examples that clearly illustrate the methods. They have provided an admirable contribution to the community. If someone makes their living by designing lasers, optical parametric oscillators or other devices employing nonlinear crystals, or designing experiments incorporating laser beam propagation through linear or nonlinear media, then this book will be a welcome addition to their bookshelf." —Richard Sutherland, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, USA Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media provides a collection of expressions, equations, formulas, and derivations used in calculating laser beam propagation through linear and nonlinear media which are useful for predicting experimental results. The authors address light propagation in anisotropic media, oscillation directions of the electric field and displacement vectors, the walk-off angles between the Poynting and propagation vectors, and effective values of the d coefficient for biaxial, uniaxial, and isotropic crystals. They delve into solutions of the coupled three wave mixing equations for various nonlinear optical processes, including quasi-phase matching and optical parametric oscillation, and discuss focusing effects and numerical techniques used for beam propagation analysis in nonlinear media, and phase retrieval technique. The book also includes examples of MATLAB and FORTRAN computer programs for numerical evaluations. An ideal resource for students taking graduate level courses in nonlinear optics, Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media can also be used as a reference for practicing professionals.
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Applications of Optical Media

Author: Charles Oppenheim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: CD-ROMs

Page: 141

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Introduction to optical disc technology; The market for CD-ROM; The use made by information managers of CD-ROM products; Networking of CD-ROM; CD-ROM help desk; The uses off CD-ROM in business environments; CD-ROM and the eastern bloc; Multimedia - the personal growth machine.
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Optical Properties of Nanostructured Random Media

Author: Vladimir M. Shalaev

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540449485

Category: Science

Page: 454

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The contributors to the book are world best experts in the optics of random media; they provide a state-of-the-art review of recent developments in the field including nonlinear optical and magneto-optical properties, Raman and hyper-Raman scattering, laser action, plasmon excitation and localized giant fields, imaging and spectroscopy of random media
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Optical Media A Complete Guide - 2020 Edition

Author: Gerardus Blokdyk

Publisher: 5starcooks

ISBN: 9781867402688

Category:

Page: 304

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What is Optical media's impact on utilizing the best solution(s)? Who manages Optical media risk? Think about the people you identified for your Optical media project and the project responsibilities you would assign to them, what kind of training do you think they would need to perform these responsibilities effectively? What is Optical media risk? What Optical media problem should be solved? This premium Optical Media self-assessment will make you the reliable Optical Media domain specialist by revealing just what you need to know to be fluent and ready for any Optical Media challenge. How do I reduce the effort in the Optical Media work to be done to get problems solved? How can I ensure that plans of action include every Optical Media task and that every Optical Media outcome is in place? How will I save time investigating strategic and tactical options and ensuring Optical Media costs are low? How can I deliver tailored Optical Media advice instantly with structured going-forward plans? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed best-selling author Gerard Blokdyk. Blokdyk ensures all Optical Media essentials are covered, from every angle: the Optical Media self-assessment shows succinctly and clearly that what needs to be clarified to organize the required activities and processes so that Optical Media outcomes are achieved. Contains extensive criteria grounded in past and current successful projects and activities by experienced Optical Media practitioners. Their mastery, combined with the easy elegance of the self-assessment, provides its superior value to you in knowing how to ensure the outcome of any efforts in Optical Media are maximized with professional results. Your purchase includes access details to the Optical Media self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows you exactly what to do next. Your exclusive instant access details can be found in your book. You will receive the following contents with New and Updated specific criteria: - The latest quick edition of the book in PDF - The latest complete edition of the book in PDF, which criteria correspond to the criteria in... - The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard - Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation - In-depth and specific Optical Media Checklists - Project management checklists and templates to assist with implementation INCLUDES LIFETIME SELF ASSESSMENT UPDATES Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.
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Optical Data Storage

Phase-change media and recording

Author: Erwin R. Meinders,Andrei V. Mijiritskii,Liesbeth van Pieterson,Matthias Wuttig

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402042175

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 174

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This is an overview of recording principles, materials aspects, and applications of rewritable optical storage. Elements of data recording, including mark formation, eraseability, direct overwrite strategies, data quality and data stability are explained and extensively discussed. Throughout the book, a mark formation model is described and used to back-up measurement results and support the discussed applications. High-speed and dual-layer recording are analyzed in depth, with proposals to achieve higher performance.
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Nonlinear Optical Properties of Materials

Author: Rashid A. Ganeev

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9400760221

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

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This book is mostly concerned on the experimental research of the nonlinear optical characteristics of various media, low- and high-order harmonic generation in different materials, and formation, and nonlinear optical characterization of clusters. We also demonstrate the inter-connection between these areas of nonlinear optics. Nonlinear optical properties of media such as optical limiting can be applied in various areas of science and technology. To define suitable materials for these applications, one has to carefully analyse the nonlinear optical characteristics of various media, such as the nonlinear refractive indices, coefficients of nonlinear absorption, saturation absorption intensities, etc. Knowing the nonlinear optical parameters of materials is also important for describing the propagation effects, self-interaction of intense laser pulses, and optimisation of various nonlinear optical processes. Among those processes one can admit the importance of the studies of the frequency conversion of coherent laser sources. The area of interest for nonlinear optical characterization of materials is also closely related with new field of nanostructures formation and application during laser-matter interaction. We show how the nonlinear optical analysis of materials leads to improvement of their high-order nonlinear optical response during the interaction with strong laser fields. Ablation-induced nanoparticles formation is correlated with their applications as efficient sources of coherent short-wavelength photons. From other side, recent achievements of harmonic generation in plasmas are closely related with the knowledge of the properties of materials in the laser plumes. All of these studies are concerned with the low-order nonlinear optical features of various materials. The novelty of the approach developed in present book is related with inter-connection of those studies with each other.
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