The text is a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to optics suitable for one- or two-term intermediate and upper level undergraduate physics and engineering students.
The reorganized table of contents provides instructors the flexibility to tailor the chapters to meet their individual needs.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Nature of Light
Chapter 2 Geometrical Optics
Chapter 3 Optical Instrumentation
Chapter 4 Wave Equations
Chapter 5 Superposition of Waves
Chapter 6 Properties of Lasers
Chapter 7 Interference of Light
Chapter 8 Optical Interferometry
Chapter 9 Coherence
Chapter 10 Fiber Optics
Chapter 11 Fraunhofer Diffraction
Chapter 12 The Diffraction Grating
Chapter 13 Fresnel Diffraction
Chapter 14 Matrix Treatment of Polarization
Chapter 15 Production of Polarized Light
Chapter 16 Holography
Chapter 17 Optical Detectors and Displays
Chapter 18 Matrix Methods in Paraxial Optics
Chapter 19 Optics of the Eye
Chapter 20 Aberration Theory
Chapter 21 Fourier Optics
Chapter 22 Theory of Multilayer Films
Chapter 23 Fresnel Equations
Chapter 24 Nonlinear Optics and the Modulation of Light
Chapter 25 Optical Properties of Materials
Chapter 26 Laser Operation
Chapter 27 Characteristics of Laser Beams
Chapter 28 Selected Modern Applications
• Updated material related to laser systems — Discusses updates to semiconductor lasers, introduction of fiber lasers, addition of more solid state lasers, etc. (Chapter 6)
• Updated chapters on Optical Interferometery (Ch. 9), Fiber Optics (Ch. 10), and Holography (Ch. 15) — Modernizes the treatment and adds modern applications.
• Broad range of new applications introduced throughout, including:
— Liquid Crystal Displays
— CD and DVD Technology
— Optical Parametric Oscillators and Amplifiers as Tunable Sources of Radiation
— Near Field Microscopy
— Ultra Short Pulses
— Manipulation of Atoms with Lasers (Optical Tweezers, Optical Cooling, and Trapping)
— Selected Applications in Nanophotonics
— Selected Applications in Biophotonics
• More intensive exploration of communication systems than in previous editions.
• Approximately 50 new problems.
• Approximately 50 new or revised figures.
• Extensively reorganized presentation to provide greater instructor flexibility.
— Section I contains chapters from which a standard one-semester optics course can be based.
— Section II contains chapters that, upon completion of a subset of Section I chapters, could be covered in any order; teachers can choose specialized content to suit individual curricular needs and goals.
• Downloadable jpgs of textbook figures and tables- Easy to import into PowerPoint presentations.