Handbook of Optics, Third Edition Volume I: Geometrical and Physical Optics, Polarized Light, Components and Instruments(set)

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October 6, 2009


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0071629254 / 9780071629256

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Main description

The most comprehensive and up-to-date optics resource available

Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, the five carefully architected and cross-referenced volumes of the Handbook of Optics, Third Edition, contain everything a student, scientist, or engineer requires to actively work in the field. From the design of complex optical systems to world-class research and development methods, this definitive publication provides unparalleled access to the fundamentals of the discipline and its greatest minds.

Individual chapters are written by the world's most renowned experts who explain, illustrate, and solve the entire field of optics. Each volume contains a complete chapter listing for the entire Handbook, extensive chapter glossaries, and a wealth of references. This pioneering work offers unprecedented coverage of optics data, techniques, and applications.

Volume I covers geometrical and physical optics, polarized light, components, and instruments.

Table of contents

Contributors; Brief Contents of All Volumes; Editors' Preference; Preface to Volume I; Glossary and Fundamental Constants; Part 1: Geometrical Optics; Chapter 1. General Principles of Geometrical Optics; Part 2: Physical Optics; Chapter 2. Interference; Chapter 4. Transfer Function Techniques; Chapter 5. Coherence Theory; Chapter 6. Coherence Theory: Tools and Applications; Chapter 7. Scattering by Particles; Chapter 8. Surface Scattering; Chapter 9. Volume Scattering in Random Media Chapter 10. Optical Spectroscopy and Spectroscopic Lineshapes; Chapter 11. Analog Optical Signal and Image Processing; Part 3: Polarized Light; Chapter 12. Polarization; Chapter 13. Polarizers; Chapter 14. Mueller Matrices; Chapter 15. Polarimetry; Chapter 16. Ellipsometry; Part 4: Components; Chapter 17. Lenses; Chapter 18. Afocal Systems; Chapter 19. Nondispersive Prisms; Chapter 20. Dispersive Prisms and Gratings; Chapter 21. Integrated Optics; Chapter 22. Miniature and Micro-Optics; Chapter 23. Binary Optics; Chapter 24. Gradient Index Optics; Part 5: Instruments; Chapter 25. Cameras; Chapter 26. Solid-State Cameras; Chapter 27. Camera Lenses; Chapter 28. Microscopes; Chapter 29. Reflective and Catadioptric Objectives; Chapter 30. Scanners; Chapter 31. Optical Spectrometersl; Chapter 32. Interferometers; Chapter 33. Holography and Holographic Instruments; Chapter 34. Xerographic Systems; Chapter 35. Principles of Disk Data Storage; Index

Author comments

The Optical Society of America is a professional society dedicated to serving optics professionals and academics, in the U.S. and around the world.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Michael Bass is professor emeritus at the University of Central Florida's Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL).

Associate Editors: Dr. Casimer M. DeCusatis is a distinguished engineer and technical executive with IBM Corporation.

Dr. Jay Enoch is dean emeritus at the School of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan is professor of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

Dr. Guifang Li is professor of Optics and Electrical/Computing Engineering at the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Carolyn MacDonald is a professor at the University at Albany, and director of the Center for X-ray Optics.

Dr. Virendra N. Mahajan is a distinguished engineer at The Aerospace Corporation.

Dr. Eric Van Stryland is a professor of The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida.

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