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Principles and Applications of Fourier Optics

by Robert K Tyson

Fourier optics, being a staple of optical design and analysis for over 50 years, has produced many new applications in recent years. In this text, Bob Tyson presents the fundamentals of Fourier optics with sufficient...

Lectures on Classical Electrodynamics

by Berthold-Georg Englert

These lecture notes cover classical electrodynamics at the level of advanced undergraduates or postgraduates. There is a strong emphasis on the general features of the electromagnetic field and, in particular,...

Physics with Trapped Charged Particles: Lectures from the Les Houches Winter School

by Martina Knoop, Niels Madsen & Richard C Thompson

This book is a collection of articles on Physics with Trapped Charged Particles by speakers at the Les Houches Winter School. The articles cover all types of physics with charged particles, and are aimed at...

Photonics for Safety and Security

by Antonello Cutolo, Anna Grazia Mignani & Antonella Tajani

This volume aims is to illustrate the state-of-the-art as well as the newest and latest applications of photonics in safety and security. The contributions from renowned and experienced Italian and international...

Generalized Optomechanics and Its Applications: Quantum Optical Properties of Generalized Optomechanical System


A mechanical oscillator coupled to the optical field in a cavity is a typical cavity optomechanical system. In our textbook, we prepare to introduce the quantum optical properties of optomechanical system, i.e....

The Fundamentals of Imaging: From Particles to Galaxies


It is through images that we understand the form and function of material objects, from the fundamental particles that are the constituents of matter to galaxies that are the constituents of the Universe. Imaging...

Let There Be Light: The Story of Light from Atoms to Galaxies


This book is the first of its kind devoted to the key role played by light and electromagnetic radiation in the universe. Readers are introduced to philosophical hypotheses such as the economy, symmetry and...

Quantum Physics

by Serge Haroche & Liz Libbrecht

pFrom the infinitely small to the infinitely big, covering over 60 spatial orders of magnitude, quantum theory is used as much to describe the still largely mysterious vibrations of the microscopic strings that...

Lasers and Holography

by Winston E. Kock

Accessible, illustrated introduction covers wave patterns and coherence, summarizes the development of lasers and the phenomenon of wave diffraction, and describes zone plates and properties of holograms. 1981...

The Psychology of Visual Illusion

by J. O. Robinson

Well-rounded perspective on the ambiguities of visual display emphasizes geometrical optical illusions: framing and contrast effects, distortion of angles and direction, and apparent "movement" of images. 240...

Foundations of Laser Spectroscopy

by Stig Stenholm

A simple presentation of the theoretical foundations of steady-state laser spectroscopy, this text helps students to apply theory to calculations with a systematic series of examples and exercises. 1984 edition....

The Nature of Visual Illusion

by Mark Fineman

Fascinating, profusely illustrated study explores the psychology and physiology of vision, including light and color, motion receptors, the illusion of movement, much more. Over 100 illustrations.

The Nature of Light and Colour in the Open Air

by M. Minnaert

A highly engaging study of mirages, illusions of multiple moons, the fata morgana, colored shadows and scores of other phenomena. "Pure pleasure." — Science and Math Weekly. 202 illustrations.

Basic Optics and Optical Instruments: Revised Edition

by Naval Education

Thorough coverage of theory and applications of optics examines optical glass, light, elements of mirrors, prisms and lenses, construction of instruments, maintenance and more. Extensive appendixes include glossary,...

Elementary Wave Optics

by Robert H. Webb

This undergraduate textbook presents thorough coverage of the standard topics of classical optics and optical instrument design; it also offers significant details regarding the concepts of modern optics. 1969...

Optics and Optical Instruments: An Introduction

by B. K. Johnson

Practical guide shows how to set up working models of telescopes, microscopes, photographic lenses and projecting systems; how to conduct experiments for determining accuracy, resolving power, more. 234 diagrams....

Optical Engineering of Diamond

by Rich Mildren & James Rabeau

This is the first comprehensive book on the engineering of diamond optical devices. Written by 39 experts in the field, it gives readers an up-to-date review of the properties of optical quality synthetic diamond...


by Silvano Donati

Explore this comprehensive introduction to the foundations of photodetection from one of the leading voices in the field

The newly revised Photodetectors: Devices, Circuits and Applications delivers a thoroughly...

A Practical Guide to Optical Metrology for Thin Films

by Michael Quinten

A one-stop, concise guide on determining and measuring thin film thickness by optical methods.

This practical book covers the laws of electromagnetic radiation and interaction of light with matter, as well as...

What Is Color?

by Arielle Eckstut & Joann Eckstut

A comprehensive illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of color


Arielle and Joann Eckstut, authors of The Secret Language of Color, offer a thorough, readable, and highly visual exploration of...