Accurate, authoritative and comprehensive, Optics, Fifth Edition has been revised to provide readers with the most up-to-date coverage of optics. The market leader for over a decade, this book provides a balance of theory and instrumentation, while also including the necessary classical background. The writing style is lively and accessible.
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction -- 1.1.Historical Perspective -- 1.2.Fiber Characteristics -- 1.2.1.Material and Fabrication -- 1.2.2.Fiber Losses -- 1.2.3.Chromatic Dispersion -- 1.2.4.Polarization-Mode Dispersion -- 1.3.Fiber Nonlinearities -- 1.3.1.Nonlinear Refraction -- 1.3.2.Stimulated Inelastic Scattering -- 1.3.3.Importance of Nonlinear Effects -- 1.4.Overview -- Problems -- References -- ch. 2 Pulse Propagation in Fibers -- 2.1.Maxwell's Equations -- 2.2.Fiber Modes -- 2.2.1.Eigenvalue Equation -- 2.2.2.Single-Mode Condition -- 2.2.3.Characteristics of the Fundamental Mode -- 2.3.Pulse-Propagation Equation -- 2.3.1.Nonlinear Pulse Propagation -- 2.3.2.Higher-Order Nonlinear Effects -- 2.3.3.Raman Response Function and its Impact -- 2.3.4.Extension to Multimode Fibers -- 2.4.Numerical Methods -- 2.4.1.Split-Step Fourier Method -- 2.4.2.Finite-Difference Methods -- Problems -- References -- ch. 3 Group-Velocity DispersionNote continued: 3.1.Different Propagat ...
A tutorial introduction to fiber optics, which explains fundamental concepts of fiber optics, components and systems with minimal math. With more than 100,000 copies in print, Understanding Fiber Optics has been widely used in the classroom, for self study, and in corporate training since the first edition was published in 1987. This is a reprint of the 5th edition, originally published by Pearson Education and now available at low cost from Laser Light Press.
Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light, Sixth Edition covers optical phenomenon that can be treated with Maxwell’s phenomenological theory. The book is comprised of 14 chapters that discuss various topics about optics, such as geometrical theories, image forming instruments, and optics of metals and crystals. The text covers the elements of the theories of interference, interferometers, and diffraction. The book tackles several behaviors of light, including its diffraction when exposed to ultrasonic waves. The selection will be most useful to researchers whose work involves understanding the behavior of light.
Fourier analysis is a ubiquitous tool that has found application to diverse areas of physics and engineering. This book deals with its applications in optics, and in particular with applications to diffraction, imaging, optical data processing and holography. This book can be used as an upper level textbook to satisfy the needs of several different types of courses.
Praise for prior editions "an excellent treatise of thin film coatings, explaining how to produce all sorts of different filters selected according to the function they are required to play... an indispensable text for every filter manufacturer and user and an excellent guide for students." ?Contemporary Physics "essential reading for all those involved in the design, manufacture, and application of optical coatings" ?Materials World "a must-have addition to the library of any optical thin-film theorist or practitioner" ?SVC News This book is quite simply the Bible for the field of optical thin films. It gives the most complete introduction to thin film optical coatings addressed to manufacturers and users alike. This fifth edition offers a complete update on current design, manufacture, performance, and applications. New topics include absorbers and coherent perfect absorbers, photonic crystals, and metamaterials for optical coating. The author has also made substantial additions on scattering, composite materials, wire grid polarizers, laser damage, and applications. H. Angus Macleod is President of Thin Film Center Inc., in Tucson, Arizona, and Professor Emeritus of Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. His professional honors include a Gold Medal from SPIE, the Esther Hoffman Beller Medal from the Optical Society of America, and the Nathaniel H. Sugerman Memorial Award from the Society of Vacuum Coaters.
A complete basic undergraduate course in modern optics for students in physics, technology, and engineering. The first half deals with classical physical optics; the second, quantum nature of light. Solutions.
Thirty seven comprehensive, pedagogical and self-contained chapters on concepts of classical optics and their technological applications.
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. Historical development of interferometry The laser as a light source Two-beam interference Techniques for frequency stabilization Coherence Electronic phase measurements Multiple-beam interference Quantum effects in optical interference Extensive coverage of the applications of interferometry, such as measurements of length, optical testing, interference microscopy, interference spectroscopy, Fourier-transform spectroscopy, interferometric sensors, nonlinear interferometers, stellar interferometry, and studies of space-time and gravitation
This book is the result of more than ten years of research and teaching in the field of quantum electronics. The purpose of the book is to introduce the principles of lasers, starting from elementary notions of quantum mechanics and electromagnetism. Because it is an introductory book, an effort has been made to make it self contained to minimize the need for reference to other works. For the same reason; the references have been limited (whenever possible) either to review papers or to papers of seminal importance. The organization of the book is based on the fact that a laser can be thought of as consisting of three elements: (i) an active material, (ii) a pumping system, and (iii) a suitable resonator. Ac cordingly, after an introductory chapter, the next three chapters deal, respectively, with the interaction of radiation with matter, pumping processes, and the theory of passive optical resonators.
Develop the skills you need to design and build a reliable, cost-effective cabling infrastructure Fully updated for the growing demand of fiber optics for large-scale communications networks and telecommunication standards, this new edition is organized into two parts. Part I covers LAN Networks and Cabling Systems offers comprehensive coverage on current cabling methodologies and is updated to the latest industry standards. Part II addresses Fiber-Optic Cabling and Components probes deeper into fiber optics, and can be used to prepare for the Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) and/or Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) certifications, two of the Electronic Technician's Association's leading certifications. Explains why cutting corners is a bad idea Walks you through the obstacles to high-speed data transfer Encourages you to follow the golden rules of cabling This new edition is the only book you need for current cabling methodologies and standards.
Optics and Lasers is an introduction to engineering and applied optics, including not only elementary ray and wave optics, but also lasers, holography, coherence, fibers, and optical waveguides. It stresses physical principles, applications, and instrumentation. The textbook will be most useful to the practicing engineer or experimental scientist, graduate student, or advanced undergraduate. It contains more than enough material from which to select the core of an introductory optics course and sufficient to form the bulk of a more advanced course.
This new and fully revised Fifth Edition of Fiber Optic Communications incorporates coverage of significant advances made in the fiber industry in recent years to present a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the basics of communicating with optical fiber transmission lines. Readers will learn system design as well as operating principles, characteristics, and application of the components that comprise fiber-optic systems. New and expanded topics include Raman amplifier, erbium-doped waveguide amplifier, the arrayed waveguide grating, electroabsorption modulator, optical micro-electro-mechanical (MEMs) components, dispersion compensation, tunable light sources, tunable filters, optical time-division multiplexing, dense and course wavelength-division multiplexing, increased utilization of the optical spectrum, and emphasis on external modulation. Other topics include fiber lasers and optical amplifiers, vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diodes, dense wavelength-division multiplexing, fiber Bragg grating technology, new component descriptions (fiber attenuator, circulator, and polarization controller), new phenomena descriptions (polarization mode dispersion, mode-partition noise), and power penalty. Expanded discussions of additional topics include polarization effects in fiber systems, integrated optic components, practical fiber connectors and how to minimize reflections. For practicing design engineers concerned with the selection and application of components and with the design of applications systems. For professionals involved with fiber optics, including high-level engineering decision makers, project managers, technicians, marketing and sales personnel, and teachers.
A special e-book edition for network admins and technicians dealing with fiber optics Cabling is crucial to network performance, and incorrect use of cables can result in outages and constant troubleshooting. Specific standards and processes must be employed when working with fiber optics. This convenient e-book comprises Part 2 of the popular and fully updated Cabling: The Complete Guide to Network Wiring, 5th Edition, with extensive coverage of fiber optics for large-scale communications networks and telecommunications standards. You will learn principles and practices essential to successfully installing and maintaining a fiber-optic network. Convenient e-book format is accessible on tablets and mobile devices Examines the principles of fiber optic transmission, optical fiber characteristics and construction, and basic principles of light Includes coverage of fiber optic cables, light sources, detectors, and receivers; passive optical networks, components, and multiplexers; and system design considerations Explains splicing, connectors, safety considerations, link/cable testing, troubleshooting, and restoration Covers the objectives for popular Data Cabling Installer Certification (DCIC), Certified Fiber Optics Installer (CFOI), and Fiber Optic Technician (FOT) exams Cabling Part 2: Fiber-Optic Cabling and Components, 5th Edition has the information you need to master every aspect of setting up and managing a fiber-optic network.
The Encyclopedia of Modern Optics, Second Edition, provides a wide-ranging overview of the field, comprising authoritative reference articles for undergraduate and postgraduate students and those researching outside their area of expertise. Topics covered include classical and quantum optics, lasers, optical fibers and optical fiber systems, optical materials and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Articles cover all subfields of optical physics and engineering, such as electro-optical design of modulators and detectors. This update contains contributions from international experts who discuss topics such as nano-photonics and plasmonics, optical interconnects, photonic crystals and 2D materials, such as graphene or holy fibers. Other topics of note include solar energy, high efficiency LED’s and their use in illumination, orbital angular momentum, quantum optics and information, metamaterials and transformation optics, high power fiber and UV fiber lasers, random lasers and bio-imaging. Addresses recent developments in the field and integrates concepts from fundamental physics with applications for manufacturing and engineering/design Provides a broad and interdisciplinary coverage of specialist areas Ensures that the material is appropriate for new researchers and those working in a new sub-field, as well as those in industry Thematically arranged and alphabetically indexed, with cross-references added to facilitate ease-of-use
Introduces classical concepts of geometrical and physical optics with rigorous connections to fundamental theories of light--Fermat's principle, Huygen's principle, and Maxwell's equations. Establishes the conventional groundwork for optical understanding, including image formation, optical instruments, interference, diffraction, and polarization. Geared to advanced undergraduate and graduate students of physics as well as the professional scientist.
This sixth edition emphasizes staring array analysis and provides: NVIPM, TRM4, and TOD comparisons Frequency (MTF) versus spatial (pixels on target) analysis Two-dimensional versus two-directional analyses F?/d approach to modeling and system resolution In-band and out-of-band sampling artifacts Numerous trade studies
Describes the wonders of light and optics, exploring such developments as lasers, fiber optics, and holography.
Anna Consortini, The President of the International Commission for Optics (ICO), has accommodated a broad spectrum of optical science topics in Trends in Optics. This book, a compilation of research reviews written by outstanding figures in the field of optics, is aimed not only at specialists in the optical sciences, but also at scientists in other fields who might want to broaden their knowledge of optics. The latest developments in this rapidly progressing field are described, and new applications are detailed--including some previously undisclosed material on the U.S. 'Star Wars project. Authoritative and approachable, this volume should provide comprehensive insight into the ever-expanding optical sciences. Key Features * Edited by the president of the International Commission for Optics * Includes research reviews written by experts in the field * Compiles a wide range of topics in optical science
Fiber optic communications and the data cabling revolution -- Optical fiber theory -- Optical fiber production techniques -- Optical fiber connection theory and basic techniques -- Practical aspects of connection technology -- Connectors and joints, alternatives and applications -- Fiber optic cables -- Optical fiber highways -- Optical fiber highway design -- Component choice -- Specification definition -- Acceptance test methods -- Installation practice -- Final acceptance testing -- Documentation -- Repair and maintenance -- Case study -- Future developments.

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