This text provides a comprehensive, balanced account of traditional optics, as well as many of the recent developments in the field. Designed to meet the optics course requirements for undergraduate students of science and engineering, Optics is also an excellent reference source for practicing engineers wanting to obtain a greater understanding of optics.
In preparing the 5th edition of the book, many topics in Chapters 14, 18, 22, 23, 26, 27 and 28 have been rewritten and many new diagrams have also been introduced. In addition, a section on Special Theory of Relativity has been added. Many new colored photographs in the preliminary pages have also been added which should help clarify important concepts in the field.
Table of Contents 1. History of Optics 2. What is Light'
Part:1 Geometrical Optics 3. Fermat's Principle and Its Applications 4. Refraction and Reflection by Spherical Surfaces 5. The Matrix Method in Paraxial Optics 6. Aberrations
Part:2 Vibrations and Waves 7. Simple Harmonic Motion, Forced Vibrations and Origin of Refractive Index 8. Fourier Series and Applications 9. The Dirac Delta Function and Fourier Transforms 10. Group Velocity and Pulse Dispersion 11. Wave Propagation and the Wave Equation 12. Huygens' Principle and Its Applications
Part: 3 Interference 13. Superposition of Waves 14. Two Beam Interference by Division of Wavefront 15. Interference by Division of Amplitude 16. Multiple Beam Interferometry 17. Coherence
Part: 4 Diffraction 18. Fraunhofer Diffraction I 19. Fraunhofer Diffraction II and Fourier Optics 20. Frensel Diffraction 21. Holography
Part: 5 Electromagnetic Chapter of Light 22. Polarization and Double Refraction 23. Electromagnetic Waves 24. Reflection and Refraction of Electromagnetic Waves
Part: 6 Photons 25. The Particle Nature of Radiation
Part: 7 Lasers & Fiber Optics 26. Lasers: An Intrduction 27. Fiber Optics I: Basic Concepts and Ray Optics Considerations 28. Fiber Optics II: Basic Waveguide Theory and Concept of Modes 29. Fiber Optics III: Single Mode Fibers
Part: 8 Special Theory of Relativity 30. Special Theory of Relativity I: Time Dilation and Length Contraction 31. Special Theory of Relativity II: The Mass-Energy Relation 32. Special Theory of Relativity III: Lorentz transformations