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  • Field Guide to Diffractive Opticsby Yakov Soskind

    SPIE 2011; US$ 36.00

    This SPIE Field Guide provides the operational principles and established terminology of diffractive optics as well as a comprehensive overview of the main types of diffractive optics components. An emphasis is placed on the qualitative explanation of the diffraction phenomenon by the use of field distributions and graphs, providing the basis for understanding... more...

  • Spin Squeezing and Non-linear Atom Interferometry with Bose-Einstein Condensatesby Christian Grob

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    Interferometry, the most precise measurement technique known today, exploits the wave-like nature of the atoms or photons in the interferometer. As expected from the laws of quantum mechanics, the granular, particle-like features of the individually independent atoms or photons are responsible for the precision limit, the shot noise limit. However... more...

  • Characterization of Optical Materialsby Gregory J. Exarhos

    Momentum Press 2010; US$ 98.00

    Optical materials are prized for their properties such as reflection, refraction, absorption, emission, scattering, and diffraction of light in wavelengths ranging from 100 nm to 10 mm. Because small surface or atomic structure defects can have significant affects on those properties, characterization techniques that are sensitive to structures at... more...

  • Ring Interferometryby Grigorii B. Malykin; Vera I. Pozdnyakova; Alexei Zhurov

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    This monograph is devoted to the creation of a comprehensive formalism for quantitative description of polarized modes? linear interaction in modern single-mode optic fibers. The theory of random connections between polarized modes, developed in the monograph, allows calculations of the zero shift deviations for a fiber ring interferometer. The monograph... more...

  • Stray Light Analysis and Controlby Eric Fest

    Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) 2013; US$ 47.00

    Stray light is defined as unwanted light in an optical system, a familiar concept for anyone who has taken a photograph with the sun in or near their camera's field of view. This book addresses stray light terminology, radiometry, and the physics of stray light mechanisms, such as surface roughness scatter and ghost reflections. The most-efficient... more...

  • The Proper Care of Opticsby Robert Schalck

    Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) 2013; US$ 46.00

    If you want the best performance from your optics, they need to be properly maintained. This book describes the cleaning, handling, and storage methods used by professional technicians to keep optics in top condition. It is written for a diverse audience, from first-time optical cleaners to assembly technicians and seasoned engineers looking to expand... more...

  • Basics of Interferometryby P. Hariharan

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 107.00

    Optical interferometry is used in communications, medical imaging, astonomy, 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 consise diagnoses with the employ of interferometers in microscopy,... more...

  • Optical System Designby Rudolf Kingslake

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Optical System Design covers the basic knowledge of optics and the flow of light through an optical system. This book is organized into 16 chapters that deal with various components of an optical system, from light and images to spectroscopic apparatus. The book first discusses the simple components of an optical system, including its light, lens,... more...

  • Chalcogenide Glassesby J-L Adam; X. Zhang

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 330.00

    The unique properties and functionalities of chalcogenide glasses make them promising materials for photonic applications. Chalcogenide glasses are transparent from the visible to the near infrared region and can be moulded into lenses or drawn into fibres. They have useful commercial applications as components for lenses for infrared cameras, and... more...