Modern Classical Optics
By (author) Geoffrey Brooker
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Modern Classical Optics by Geoffrey Brooker
Book DescriptionThis work gives accounts of non-quantum optical phenomena and of instruments and technology based on them, at a level suitable for the last two years of an honours degree in physics and for graduates starting out. Topics covered include the conventional (diffraction, coherence, thin films, holography) and the less conventional (etendue, Gaussian beams, laser cavities, CD reader, confocal microscope) which belong in today's university courses, for example, to support laser physics. Even the conventional material has frequently been given a fresh presentation by giving a tidier-than-usual route through a calculation, or finding insightful connections with other parts of physics, or simply avoiding common errors. Problems offer opportunities for checking the reader's basic understanding, or for taking a careful route through reasoning, or for checking orders of magnitude. But most problems contain exploratory and critical material: investigating possible alternative approaches, asking searching questions about fundamentals, or solving apparent paradoxes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198599654
(245mm x 189mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The book describes classical (non-quantum) optical phenomena and the instruments and technology based on them. It includes many cutting-edge areas of modern physics and its applications which are not covered in many larger and more expensive books.
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Author Biography - Geoffrey Brooker
G.A.Brooker, University Lecturer in the Department of Physics, Oxford University; Fellow and Tutor of Wadham College, Oxford. Held a Post-doctoral Fellowship at Harvard University in the years 1964-67 working in the then-new field of laser physics, followed by a Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Physics, Oxford from 1967-69 working on measurements of electro-optic coefficients of transparent crystals and a Fellowship by Special Election at Wadham College, Oxford from 1969-70.
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