Basics of Interferometry
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By (author) P. Hariharan
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Basics of Interferometry by P. Hariharan
Book DescriptionOptical interferometry is used in communications, medical imaging, astronomy, and structural measurement. With the use of an interferometer engineers and scientists are able to complete surface inspections of micromachined surfaces and semiconductors. Medical technicians are able to give more concise diagnoses with the employ of interferometers in microscopy, spectroscopy, and coherent tomography. Originating from a one-day course, this material was expanded to serve as an introduction to the topic for engineers and scientists that have little optical knowledge but a need for more in their daily work lives. The need for interferometry knowledge has crossed the boundaries of engineering fields and Dr. Hariharan has written a book that answers the questions that new practitioners to interferometry have and haven't even thought of yet. This new edition includes complete updates of all material with an emphasis on applications. It also has new chapters on white-light microscopy and interference with single photons (quantum optics). It is an outstanding introduction to the world of optical interferometry with summaries at the beginning and end of each chapter, along with several appendices with essential information, and worked numerical problems. It includes practical details that enrich understanding for readers new to this material.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780123735898
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author P. Hariharan
Optical Interferometry, Hardback (February 2003)
Offers 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.
Basics of Holography, Paperback (March 2002)
An excellent introduction to holography for students and researchers in science and engineering.
Optical Holography, Hardback (July 1996)» View all books by P. Hariharan
This 1996 book is an expanded edition of one of the best known introductions to optical holography.
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Author Biography - P. Hariharan
Professor P. Hariharan is a Research Fellow in the Division of Telecommunications and Industrial Physics of CSIRO in Sydney and a Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney. His main research interests are interferometry and holography. He is a Fellow of SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering), the Optical Society of America (OSA), the Institute of Physics, London, and the Royal Photographic Society. He was a vice-president and then the treasurer of the International Commission of Optics, as well as a director of SPIE. Honors he has received include OSA's Joseph Fraunhofer Award, the Henderson Medal of the Royal Photographic Society, the Thomas Young Medal of the Institute of Physics, London, SPIE's Dennis Gabor Award and, most recently, SPIE's highest award, the Gold Medal.
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