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Optics f2f

From Fourier to Fresnel

Charles S. Adams and Ifan G. Hughes

December 2018

ISBN: 9780198786795

288 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £29.99

This textbook on optics introduces key concepts of wave optics and light propagation. The book highlights topics in contemporary optics such as propagation, dispersion and apodisation. The principles are applied through worked examples, and the book is copiously illustrated with more than 240 figures and 200 end-of-chapter exercises.

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This textbook on optics introduces key concepts of wave optics and light propagation. The book highlights topics in contemporary optics such as propagation, dispersion and apodisation. The principles are applied through worked examples, and the book is copiously illustrated with more than 240 figures and 200 end-of-chapter exercises.

  • Fundamental concepts of wave optics and propagation of light introduced at undergraduate level and taken through to research level
  • Uses recent research to present the best treatment of the topics
  • Relies on latest computer techniques to teach optics
  • Employs Fourier methods as basis for explaining light propagation, and for explaining Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction in a unified framework
  • Accompanying web page offers codes, numerical solutions to some problems, and coding projects
  • Includes 200 end-of-chapter exercises

About the Author(s)

Charles S. Adams, Professor, Department of Physics, Durham University, and Ifan G. Hughes, Professor, Department of Physics, Durham University

Charles S. Adams is a professor in the Department of Physics at Durham University. He obtained his PhD at the University of Strathclyde and did his postdoctoral research at Konstanz and Stanford Universities. He has been at Durham since 1995. Adams is the winner of the IOP 2014 Thomson Medal and Prize.

Ifan G. Hughes is a professor in the Department of Physics at Durham University. He obtained his DPhil at Oxford University, and did his postdoctoral research at Oxford, Yale and Sussex Universities. He has been at Durham since 1999. Hughes is the coauthor of Measurements and Their Uncertainties (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Table of Contents

    1:Light as a Wave
    2:One Wave: Plane or Curved
    3:Two Waves: Interference
    4:Polarization
    5:Many Waves I: Fresnel and Fraunhofer
    6:Many Waves II: Fourier
    7:Optical Phenomena in the Time-Domain
    8:Coherence
    9:Optical Imaging
    10:Spatial Filtering
    11:Light Propagation: Beams and Guides
    12:Vector Light Fields
    13:Light and Matter

Reviews

"This is a very comprehensive and well organized book on optics. It captures the most essential aspects of modern optics and is a great resource and reference for anyone studying or interested in optics. A must have." - Lukas Novotny, Professor of Photonics, Photonics Laboratory, ETH Zurich

"This highly recommended undergraduate textbook evolved from the authors two decades of teaching optics with an emphasis on physical understanding and modern content such as tightly focused vector fields (microscopy and optical tweezers), unconventional polarization states, coherence and light-matter interactionsThe reader is aided by an integrated approach across the book, clear development of all terms, chapter summaries, extensive marginal notes, many computer simulations of optical phenomena, 240 figures, 200 exercises, references and an index." - Barry R. Masters, Optics and Photonics News, Optics and Photonics News

"The book is appropriate for upper-level undergraduate optics courses. It would also serve as a handy reference text for graduate-level research students" - Martha- Elizabeth Baylor, Physics Today

"Classical wave-optics was my first love, and I am sure this book will be responsible for many cases of love at first sight among younger readers. It is a rich blend of useful computer outputs with the results of the beautiful methods developed in the 19th century by scientists, whose only option was to be smart, since they had no computers."" - Alain Aspect, Augustin Fresnel Professor at Institut d'Optique Graduate School, Université Paris Saclay,

"The book is appropriate for upper-level undergraduate optics courses. It would also serve as a handy reference text for graduate-level research students" - Martha- Elizabeth Baylor, Physics Today

"Classical wave-optics was my first love, and I am sure Charles Adams and Ian Hughess book will be responsible for many cases of love at first sight among younger readers. It is a rich blend of useful computer outputs with the results of the beautiful methods developed in the 19th century by scientists, whose only option was to be smart, since they had no computers." - Alain Aspect, Augustin Fresnel Professor at Institut d'Optique Graduate School, Université Paris Saclay

"This is a very comprehensive and well organized book on optics. It captures the most essential aspects of modern optics and is a great resource and reference for anyone studying or interested in optics. A must have." - Lukas Novotny, Professor of Photonics, Photonics Laboratory, ETH Zurich

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