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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
Since the 4e appeared, a fast evolution of the field has occurred. The 5e of this classic work provides an up-to-date account of the nonlinear phenomena occurring inside optical fibers, the basis of all our telecommunications infastructure as well as being used in the medical field.
Reflecting the big developments in research, this new edition
includes major new content: slow light effects, which offers a
reduction in noise and power consumption and more ordered network
traffic-stimulated Brillouin scattering; vectorial treatment of
highly nonlinear fibers; and a brand new chapter on supercontinuum
generation in optical fibers.
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.
The lens is generally the most expensive and least understood part
of any camera. In this book, Rudolf Kingslake traces the historical
development of the various types of lenses from Daguerre's
invention of photography in 1839 through lenses commonly used
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
This book is a MUST for everyone in and around the optics
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The 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 an overview of the use of optics or photonics in switching, from materials and devices to system architecture. The chapters survey the key technologies, setting them in context and highlighting their benefits and possible applications.;This book should be 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.
For anyone who has ever wondered how cameras work, this book is a
pleasant way to learn. It is generously endowed with enough
fundamentals to satisfy the technical specialist, without
intimidating the casual but curious amateur photographer. The
author has repaired, modified, and designed and analyzed cameras
for the past forty five years. With this background, he goes beyond
describing camera functions based on advertised data--instead the
book explains how various cameras really work. The book peels off
the cover panels and lets you look into the dark side of the lens.
The dozen or so formulas use simple math and the drawings alone are
worth the price of admission.
This work presents the intriguing story of laser technology
development through interviews with the scientists who made history
with their groundbreaking research. Laser Pioneers, Revised
Edition, describes a race for innovative laser technologies that
resulted in several Nobel Prizes and one of the most bitter patent
fights of the twentieth century. This book makes fascinating
reading for anyone involved with physics, engineering, optics,
lasers, or the history of science--or anyone simply interested in
the process of invention.
Now in its third edition, this classic text covers many aspects of
infrared and Raman spectroscopy that are critical to the chemist
doing structural or compositional analysis. This work includes
practical and theoretical approaches to spectral interpretation as
well as a discussion of experimental techniques. Emphasis is given
to group frequencies, which are studied in detailed discussions,
extensive tables, and over 600 carefully chosen and interpreted
spectral examples. Also featured is a unique treatment of group
frequencies that stresses their mechanical origin. This qualitative
approach to vibrational analysis helps to simplify spectral
This comprehensive introduction to polarized light provides
students and researchers with the background and the specialized
knowledge needed to fully utilize polarized light. It provides a
basic introduction to the interaction of light with matter for
those unfamiliar with photochemistry and photophysics. An in-depth
discussion of polarizing optics is also given. Different analytical
techniques are introduced and compared and introductions to the use
of polarized light in various forms of spectroscopy are provided.
This book reviews the solid core of fundamental scientific knowledge on laser-stimulated surface chemistry that has accumulated over the past few years. It provides a useful overview for the student and interested non-expert as well as essential reference data (photodissociation cross sections, thermochemical constants, etc.) for the active researcher.
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