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Published: 24 July 2003

416 Pages | numerous figures


ISBN: 9780198599654

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Modern Classical Optics

Geoffrey Brooker

Oxford Master Series in Physics

  • 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 fresh slant
  • Addresses the important modern topics of étendue, 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 their physics 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

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