Physical Optics

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byS. A. Akhmanov, S. Yu. Nikitin

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Providing a picture of modern physical optics as an expert would see it, this clear exposition of the most useful ideas of optics will be accessible to undergraduate students. This textbook covers both classical and modern optics and is based on a course offered by Moscow State University inrecent years - the main objective of which was to provide a comprehensive presentation of the fundamentals of the subject. Containing a much higher proportion of topical material than conventional textbooks the contents include electromagnetic theory of light, optical radiation physics and thephysics of interaction of radiation with matter. Among the contemporary topics discussed most comprehensively are lasers, nonlinear optics, and new methods of optical spectroscopy.

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Providing a picture of modern physical optics as an expert would see it, this clear exposition of the most useful ideas of optics will be accessible to undergraduate students. This textbook covers both classical and modern optics and is based on a course offered by Moscow State University inrecent years - the main objective of which wa...

Akhmanov deceased.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:502 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.22 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198517955

ISBN - 13:9780198517955

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Table of Contents

1. Optical waves in vacuum2. Polarization of light3. Energy of light4. Pressure of light5. Classical radiation physics6. Emission for an oscillator ensemble7. Linear oscillator in optical field8. Nonlinear oscillator in optical field9. Thermal readiation10. Laser11. Interference of light12. Coherence of light13. Diffraction of light14. Diffraction of paraxial beams15. Diffraction in the far-field zone16. Diffraction by periodic structures17. Analysis, transformation, and synthesis of optical fields18. Physics of interaction of light with matetr19. Optical waves in linear isotropic media20. Optical phenomena at a boundary between media21. Optics of anisotropic media22. Nonlinear optics23. Theoretical nonlinear opticsBibliography