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Nonlinear optics is the study of the interaction of intense laser
light with matter. The third edition of this textbook has been
rewritten to conform to the standard SI system of units and
includes comprehensively updated material on the latest
developments in the field.
Nonlinear Optics appeals to a wide audience of physics, optics,
and electrical engineering students, as well as to working
researchers and engineers. Those in related fields, such as
materials science and chemistry, will also find this book of
Thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the substantial changes in the field since its publication in 1978Strong emphasis on how to effectively use software design packages, indispensable to today s lens designerMany new lens design problems and examples - ranging from simple lenses to complex zoom lenses and mirror systems - give insight for both the newcomer and specialist in the field
Rudolf Kingslake is regarded as the American father of lens design; his book, not revised since its publication in 1978, is viewed as a classic in the field. Naturally, the area has developed considerably since the book was published, the most obvious changes being the availability of powerful lens design software packages, theoretical advances, and new surface fabrication technologies.
This book provides the skills and knowledge to move into the exciting world of contemporary lens design and develop practical lenses needed for the great variety of 21st-century applications. Continuing to focus on fundamental methods and procedures of lens design, this revision by R. Barry Johnson of a classic modernizes symbology and nomenclature, improves conceptual clarity, broadens the study of aberrations, enhances discussion of multi-mirror systems, adds tilted and decentered systems with eccentric pupils, explores use of aberrations in the optimization process, enlarges field flattener concepts, expands discussion of image analysis, includes many new exemplary examples to illustrate concepts, and much more.
Optical engineers working in lens design will find this book an invaluable guide to lens design in traditional and emerging areas of application; it is also suited to advanced undergraduate or graduate course in lens design principles and as a self-learning tutorial and reference for the practitioner.
Rudolf Kingslake (1903-2003) was a founding faculty member of the Institute of Optics at The University of Rochester (1929) and remained teaching until 1983. Concurrently, in 1937 he became head of the lens design department at Eastman Kodak until his retirement in 1969. Dr. Kingslake published numerous papers, books, and was awarded many patents. He was a Fellow of SPIE and OSA, and an OSA President (1947-48). He was awarded the Progress Medal from SMPTE (1978), the Frederic Ives Medal (1973), and the Gold Medal of SPIE (1980).
R. Barry Johnson has been involved for over 40 years in lens
design, optical systems design, and electro-optical systems
engineering. He has been a faculty member at three academic
institutions engaged in optics education and research, co-founder
of the Center for Applied Optics at the University of Alabama in
Huntsville, employed by a number of companies, and provided
consulting services. Dr. Johnson is an SPIE Fellow and Life Member,
OSA Fellow, and an SPIE President (1987). He published numerous
papers and has been awarded many patents. Dr. Johnson was founder
and Chairman of the SPIE Lens Design Working Group (1988-2002), is
an active Program Committee member of the International Optical
Design Conference, and perennial co-chair of the annual SPIE
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering
Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena serves as an introduction to the
phenomena of ultrashort laser pulses and describes how this
technology can be applied in areas such as spectroscopy, medical
imaging, electromagnetism, optics, and quantum physics. Combining
the principles with experimental techniques, the book serves as a
guide to designing and constructing femtosecond systems.
This book is a comprehensive contributed volume that aims to
describe and explain the design, fabrication, operating
characteristics, and specific applications of the most popular and
useful types of specialty optical fibers. These "specialty fibers"
include any kind of optical fiber that has been architecturally
manipulated to diverge from a conventional structure. For instance,
metal-coated fibers can be utilized for bandwidth improvement, and
hollow core fibers offer more controllable dispersion for sensitive
Optical technology is essential to communications and medical
technology. K.K. Sharma has written a comprehensive volume on
optics. Beginning with introductory ideas and equations, Sharma
takes the reader through the world of optics detailing problems
encountered, advanced subjects, and actual applications. Elegantly
written, this book rigorously examines optics with over 300
illustrations and several problems in each chapter. The book begins
with light propagation in anisotropic media considered much later
in most books. Sharma has started with this because it provides a
more general and beautiful example of light propagation.
When the first edition of "Optical Interferometry" was published, interferometry was regarded as a rather esoteric method of making measurements, largely confined to the laboratory. Today, however, besides its use in several fields of research, it has applications in fields as diverse as measurement of length and velocity, sensors for rotation, acceleration, vibration and electrical and magnetic fields, as well as in microscopy and nanotechnology.
Most topics are discussed first at a level accessible to anyone
with a basic knowledge of physical optics, then a more detailed
treatment of the topic is undertaken, and finally each topic is
supplemented by a reference list of more than 1000 selected
original publications in total.
The uniqueness of this book is that it covers such important
aspects of modern signal processing as block transforms from
subband filter banks and wavelet transforms from a common unifying
standpoint, thus demonstrating the commonality among these
decomposition techniques. In addition, it covers such "hot" areas
as signal compression and coding, including particular
decomposition techniques and tables listing coefficients of subband
and wavelet filters and other important properties.
* Unified and coherent treatment of orthogonal transforms,
subbands, and wavelets
Fiber Optic Measurement Techniques is an indispensable collection
of key optical measurement techniques essential for developing and
characterizing today s photonic devices and fiber optic systems.
The book gives comprehensive and systematic descriptions of various
fiber optic measurement methods with the emphasis on the
understanding of optoelectronic signal processing methodologies,
helping the reader to weigh up the pros and cons of each technique
and establish their suitability for the task at hand.
Solitons are waves that retain their form through obstacle and
distance. Solitons can be found in hydrodynamics, nonlinear optics,
plasma physics, and biology. Optical solitons are solitary light
waves that hold their form over an expansive interval. Conservation
of this form creates an effective model for long distance voice and
This book is a MUST for everyone in and around the optics
Practical Optics bridges the gap between what students learn in
optical engineering curricula and the problems they realistically
will face as optical engineering practitioners, in a variety of
high-tech industries. A broad range of topics from modern optical
engineering are addressed, ranging from geometrical optics and
basic layout of electro-optical instruments, to the theory of
imaging, radiation sources and radiation sensors, spectroscopy, and
color vision and description of optical methods for measurements of
numerous physical parameters (temperature, flow velocity,
distances, roughness of surfaces, etc.).
Readers will use this knowledge to develop the required techniques
for design, installation and maintenance of their own fiber optic
Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology relies on the fact that optical fibres can carry many wavelengths of light without interaction between each wavelength. Thus, a single fibre can carry many separate wavelength signals or channels simultaneously. This title covers all key active optical components required for current and next generation communication systems.;Its aim is to help the reader to choose the right device for a given system application, as well as aiding engineers working in optical communication area, (from system to component) to understand the principle and mechanics of each key component they deal with for optical system design. It covers different laser diodes as transmitter and pumping sources, different modulators and different photodetectors, and highlights the operating principles of each component, fabrication technologies and packaging/module technologies.
Internet information (which is doubling every six months) travels
through optical fibers. Today, optical fibers are being installed
where a single fiber has the ability to carry information as much
as 200 times faster than was possible just five years ago. This
revolutionary capability is being achieved with technology known as
wavelength division multiplexing WDM). WDM technology relies on the
fact that optical fibers can carry many wavelengths of light
simultaneously without interaction between each wavelength. Thus, a
single fiber can carry many separate wavelength signals or channels
The advances of photorefractive optics have demonstrated many useful and practical applications, which include the development of photorefractive optic devices for computer communication needs. To name a couple significant applications: the large capacity optical memory, which can greatly improve the accessible high-speed CD-ROM and the dynamic photorefractive gratings, which can be used for all-optic switches for high-speed fiber optic networks. This book is an important reference both for technical and non-technical staffs who are interested in this field.
* Covers the recent development in materials, phenomena, and
This book covers the device physics of semiconductor lasers in five
chapters written by recognized experts in this field. The volume
begins by introducing the basic mechanisms of optical gain in
semiconductors and the role of quantum confinement in modern
quantum well diode lasers. Subsequent chapters treat the effects of
built-in strain, one of the important recent advances in the
technology of these lasers, and the physical mechanisms underlying
the dynamics and high speed modulation of these devices. The book
concludes with chapters addressing the control of photon states in
squeezed-light and microcavity structures, and electron states in
low dimensional quantum wire and quantum dot lasers.
* Introduces the reader to the basics of semiconductor
A practical book with a variety of uses, this book can help
applications engineers spark problem-solving techniques through the
use of lasers. Industrial Application of Lasers, Second Edition
takes the reader through laser fundamentals, unusual properties of
laser light, types of practical lasers available, and commonly used
accessory equipment. The book also applies this information to
existing and developing applications. Current uses of lasers,
including laser welding and cutting, electronic fabrication
techniques, lightwave communications, laser-based applications in
alignment, surveying, and metrology are all covered as well as
discussing the potential for future applications such as
all-optical computers, remote environmental monitoring, and
laser-assisted thermonuclear fusion.
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of
scanning optical microscopy for scientists and engineers. The book
concentrates mainly on two instruments: the Confocal Scanning
Optical Microscope (CSOM), and the Optical Interference Microscope
(OIM). A comprehensive discussion of the theory and design of the
Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscope (NSOM) is also given.
Many laser applications depend on the ability of a particular laser
to be frequency tunable. Among the many different types of
frequency tunable lasers are: dye lasers, excimer lasers, and
semiconductor lasers. Thisbook gives active researchers and
engineers the practical information they need to choose an
appropriate tunable laser for their particular applications.
The use of optoelectronics for data communication is becoming
increasingly important in the 1990s. Much of the base technology
needed for this field was developed by the telecommunications
industry, but there are important differences which are covered in
Optical Sources, Detectors, and Systems presents a unified
approach, from the applied engineering point of view, to
radiometry, optical devices, sources, and receivers. One of the
most important and unique features of the book is that it combines
modern optics, electric circuits, and system analysis into a
unified, comprehensive treatment.
This book introduces the fundamental concepts and phenomena of electrooptics at an undergraduate and graduate level. It establishes the intimate connection with nonlinear optics that provides the natural framework for an advanced description.;A broad overview of inorganic materials, including ceramics and novel single crystals, such as KTP and BBO, is presented. Some key materials such and LiNbO3 are discussed in detail. Liquid crystals and ferroelectric liquid crystals are also described at some length, and attention is paid to recent developments in the field of molecular materials (polymers, LB filins and so on).;A special chapter is devoted to the promising field of semiconductor nanostructures, with interesting electrooptic effects associated to quantum confinement. Waveguide and integrated optics device, presenting specific theoretical and practical features, constitute another chapter. Photorefractive processes and materials are, finally, discussed as a relevant outcome of the synergy between electrooptics and photoconductivity.;Applications of all these phenomena to a variety of devices, from deflectors to spacial light modulators, are described. Extensive tables make the b
Photonic circuitry is the first-choice technological advancement
recognized by the telecommunications industry. Due to the speed,
strength, and clarity of signal, photonic circuits are rapidly
replacing electronic circuits in a range of applications. Applied
Photonics is a state-of-the-art reference book that describes the
fundamental physical concept of photonics and examines the most
current information available in the photonics field. Cutting-edge
developments in semiconductors, optical switches, and solitons are
presented in a readable and easily understandable style, making
this volume accessible, if not essential, reading for practicing
engineers and scientists.
This volume brings together contributions from world renowned researchers on molecular nonlinear optics. It takes as its impetus work done over the last five years in which newly developed optoelectronic devices havedeepened our understanding of the fundamental physics and chemistry underlying these materials. Organic materials involving thin films, polymers, and resulting devices will be emphasized.
The staggering success of optical fibre as a new information transmission medium has led many to assume that optics or photonics can be similarly successful in telecommunications switching. However, photonics is in no sense a simple replacement technology for electronics in switching, and any attempt to use it in routing requires careful consideration.;Photonics in Switching provides abroad, balanced overview of the use of optics or photonics in switching, from materials and devices to system architecture. The chapters, each written by an expert in the field, survey the key technologies , , setting them in context and highlighting their benefits and possible applications. This book is a valuable resource for those working in the communications industry, either at the professional or student level, who do not have extensive background knowledge of the underlying physics of the technology.
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