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Physics and Biology: From Molecules to Life

by Jean Fran¿¿ois Allemand & Pierre Desbiolles

Do you often lose your keys? You will find in this book the best strategy to find them, or at least the one deduced from statistical physics. What is the link with biology? Some proteins use the same strategy...

Progress in Optics

by Emil Wolf

In the almost fifty years that have gone by since the first volume of Progress in Optics was published, optics has become one of the most dynamic fields of science. The volumes in this series that have appeared...

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,...

History of Modern Optics and Optoelectronics Development in China

by Fuxi Gan & Shouyun Tian

This book presents a collection of memoir papers on the development of modern and contemporary optics and optoelectronics in China from the 18th to 20th centuries. The papers were written by famous scientists...

History of Modern Optics and Optoelectronics Development in China

by Fuxi Gan & Shouyun Tian

This book presents a collection of memoir papers on the development of modern and contemporary optics and optoelectronics in China from the 18th to 20th centuries. The papers were written by famous scientists...

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...

Visual Ecology

by Thomas W. Cronin, Sonke Johnsen & N. Justin Marshall

Visual ecology is the study of how animals use visual systems to meet their ecological needs, how these systems have evolved, and how they are specialized for particular visual tasks. Visual Ecology provides...

Strong Light-Matter Coupling: From Atoms to Solid-State Systems

by Alexia Auffèves, Dario Gerace & Maxime Richard

The physics of strong light-matter coupling has been addressed in different scientific communities over the last three decades. Since the early eighties, atoms coupled to optical and microwave cavities have...

Vectorial Optical Fields: Fundamentals and Applications

by Qiwen Zhan

Polarization is a vector nature of light that plays an important role in optical science and engineering. While existing textbook treatments of light assume beams with spatially homogeneous polarization, there...

Ultrafast Dynamics in Molecules, Nanostructures and Interfaces

by G G Gurzadyan, G Lanzan & C Soc

Primary events in natural systems or devices occur on extremely short time scales, and yet determine in many cases the final performance or output. For this reason research in ultrafast science is of primary...

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...

Nonlinear Optics: Fundamentals, Materials and Devices

by S. Miyata

The field of nonlinear optics developed gradually with the invention of lasers. After the discovery of second-harmonic generation in quartz, many other interesting nonlinear optical processes were rapidly discovered....

Principles of Electron Optics: Wave Optics

by Peter W. Hawkes & E. Kasper

The three volumes in the PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRON OPTICS Series constitute the first comprehensive treatment of electron optics in over forty years. While Volumes 1 and 2 are devoted to geometrical optics, Volume...

Optical Detection of Cancer


Significant progress in engineering has allowed the production of devices that can optically detect, differentiate and treat surface or near-surface cancers. The ability to differentiate cancerous from non-cancerous...


by Antonio Cricenti

The book is aimed at assessing the capabilities of state-of-the-art optical techniques in elucidating the fundamental electronic and structural properties of semiconductor and metal surfaces, interfaces, thin...

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 Handbook on Optical Constants of Metals: In Tables and Figures

by Sadao Adachi

This book presents data on the optical constants of metal elements (Na, Au, Mg, Hg, Sc, Al, Ti, β-Sn, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, La, Th, etc.) semimetal elements (graphite, Sb, etc.), metallic compounds (TiN, VC, TiSi2...

Reminiscences: A Journey through Particle Physics

by Adrian Melissinos

A personal recount in areas of particle physics and related fields as a research physicist for over 50 years, Adrian Melissinos' insights into the ways that general research was carried out, as well as the evolution...

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...

High-Order Harmonic Generation in Laser Plasma Plumes

by Rashid Ganeev

This book represents the first comprehensive treatment of high-order harmonic generation in laser-produced plumes, covering the principles, past and present experimental status and important applications. It...