Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release Date : 2015-10-23
ISBN 13 : 0191058920
Total Pages : 752 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (15 users downloads)
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Download or read book Modern Optics written by B. D. Guenther and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2015-10-23 with total page 752 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern Optics is a fundamental study of the principles of optics using a rigorous physical approach based on Maxwell's Equations. The treatment provides the mathematical foundations needed to understand a number of applications such as laser optics, fiber optics and medical imaging covered in an engineering curriculum as well as the traditional topics covered in a physics based course in optics. In addition to treating the fundamentals in optical science, the student is given an exposure to actual optics engineering problems such as paraxial matrix optics, aberrations with experimental examples, Fourier transform optics (Fresnel-Kirchhoff formulation), Gaussian waves, thin films, photonic crystals, surface plasmons, and fiber optics. Through its many pictures, figures, and diagrams, the text provides a good physical insight into the topics covered. The course content can be modified to reflect the interests of the instructor as well as the student, through the selection of optional material provided in appendixes.