Elements of Photonics, Volume I. In Free Space and Special Media. Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics

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  • Book
  • 664 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Total coverage of introductory photonics for students and engineers

Elements of Photonics is a textbook and reference that treats the connection between photons and electrons. This first volume focuses specifically on photonics in free space and special media, such as anisotropic crystals.

The book includes discussions of important topics in Fourier optics–properties of lenses, optical image processing, and holography–as well as sections on the Gaussian beam, light propagation in anisotropic media, external field effects, and polarization of light and its major implications. Each chapter contains numerous examples and sample problems to elucidate the material. The level of the mathematics is sufficient to explain the essence of the phenomena without being burdensome. This is an ideal introduction to photonics for working engineers and students. Volume I of Elements of Photonics also includes detailed sections on the following topics:

∗ Boundaries, near–field optics, and near–field imaging

∗ Fabry Perot resonators, beams, and radiation pressure

∗ Optical properties of crystals under various external fields

∗ Construction and use of the Poincaré sphere

∗ Phase conjugate optics
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Whisking through Fourier Optics.

Fabry Perot Resonators and Gaussian Beams.


Optical Guides.

Planar Geometry.

Propagation of Light in Crystals.

Optical Properties of Crystals.

Polarized Light.

How to Construct and Use Poincare Sphere.

Phase Conjugate Optics.

Modes and Dispersion in Optical Fibers.

Detecting Light.

Optical Amplifiers.


Stationary and Solitary Solutions in a Nonlinear Medium.

Communicating by Fiber Optics.
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"...well organized...collects all the necessary information needed to learn wave– and Fourier optics as well as fiber communication without paging through many references or basic publications." (CIE News, December 2003)

"...a must for all libraries at universities and industrial laboratories..." (Optik, 2003)

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