Modern classical optics by Geoffrey BrookerModern classical optics by Geoffrey Brooker

Modern classical optics

byGeoffrey Brooker

Paperback | August 16, 2003

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This title includes the following features: Describes principles and phenomena at a down-to-earth level; Fundamental principles are subjected to unusual searching scrutiny, which will enhance both the reader's understanding and critical faculty; Standard material is presented with a freshslant; Addresses the important modern topics of etendue, Gaussian beams and laser cavities, the system for reading a compact disc and the confocal microscope which are under-represented in other textbooks aimed at a similar level; Geared towards undergraduate students in the final years of theirphysics degree, as well as to graduate students studying optical physics, either for itself or as support for instrumentation or as a tool in atomic and laser physics
G.A.Brooker, University Lecturer in the Department of Physics, Oxford University; Fellow and Tutor of Wadham College, Oxford. Held a Post-doctoral Fellowship at Harvard University in the years 1964-67 working in the then-new field of laser physics, followed by a Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Physics, Oxford from 1967-69...
Title:Modern classical opticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.89 inPublished:August 16, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019859965X

ISBN - 13:9780198599654

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Table of Contents

1. Electromagnetism and basic optics2. Fourier series and Fourier transforms3. Diffraction4. Diffraction gratings5. The Fabry-Perot6. Thin films7. Ray matrices and Gaussian beams8. Optical cavities9. Coherence: qualitative10. Coherence: correlation functions11. Optical practicalities: etendue, interferometry, fringe localization12. Image formation: diffraction theory13. Holography14. Optical fibres15. Polarization16. Two modern optical devices

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`A thoroughly excellent textbook and I look forward to being able to recommend it to my students... conventional topics are presented in an unconventional way ... the author has thought long and hard as to how best teach a variety of topics. This will make it a unique and valuable addition tothe books currently in use at universities.'Ifan Hughes, Department of Physics at University of Durham