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  • The Physics of Invisibilityby Martin Beech

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.95

    The ability is see is fundamental to our very existence. How true our perceptions really are depends upon many factors, and not least is our understanding of what light is and how it interacts with matter. It was said that the camera, the icon of light recording instruments, never lies, and in the day of the glass plate and celluloid roll-film this... more...

  • Brief History of Light, And Those That Lit The Wayby R J Weiss

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1996; US$ 94.00

    From Leonardo to Oppenheimer, from candles to lasers, from cave drawings to cinema, from Stonehenge to quantum mechanics, from Genesis to the Big Bang, light has filled our thoughts, our way of life, our aesthetics, our technology, and our means for survival. Richard Weiss leads us along these paths over the past 500 light years. The way is lit by... more...

  • Light and Darkby David Greene

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    An entertaining, instructive, diverse, and unusual book, Light and Dark: An Exploration in Science, Nature, Art and Technology encompasses a wide range of topics not normally found in one book. With more than 100 diagrams, graphs, and figures, the subjects discussed include the history of artificial lighting, eclipse cycles, light-sensitive eyeglasses,... more...

  • Patterns of Lightby Steven Beeson; James W. Mayer

    Springer 2007; US$ 99.00

    Begins by addressing properties of light as seen in the everyday world: events such as refraction in a pool, lenses in the form of glasses, the colors of objects, atmospheric events, and more. This title includes chapters that explain these events at the atomic and subatomic level. more...

  • Light Yearsby B. Clegg

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2007; US$ 17.00

    The fully updated 2nd edition of this critically acclaimed book covers the exciting developments in light science of the past five years. Light Years is an engaging survey of everything we know of the universe's most enigmatic phenomenon and the remarkable people who have been captivated by it. more...

  • Optical Propagation in Linear Mediaby Michael E. Thomas

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 169.99

    PART I: Background Theory and Measurement. 1. Optical Electromagnetics I. 2. Optical Electromagnetics II. 3. Spectroscopy of Matter. 4. Electrodynamics I: Macroscopic Interaction of Light and Matter. 5. Electrodynamics II: Microscopic Interaction of Light and Matter. 6. Experimental Techniques. PART II: Practical Models for Various Media. 7. Optical... more...

  • Matrix Methods for Optical Layoutby Gerhard Kloos

    SPIE 2007; US$ 47.00

    This book is intended to familiarize the reader with the method of Gaussian matrices and some related tools of optical design. The matrix method provides a means to study an optical system in the paraxial approximation. This text contains new results such as theorems on the design of variable optics, on integrating rods, on the optical layout of prism... more...

  • Epioptics-10by Antonio Cricenti

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 135.00

    The book is aimed at assessing the capabilities of state-of-the-art optical techniques in elucidating the fundamental electronic and structural properties of semiconductor and metal surfaces, interfaces, thin layers, and layer structures, and assessing the usefulness of these techniques for optimization of high quality multilayer samples through feedback... more...

  • Fundamentals of Light Sources and Lasersby Mark Csele

    Wiley 2011; US$ 155.00

    A comprehensive introduction to the burgeoning field of photonics The field of photonics is finding increasing applications across a broad range of industries. While many other books provide an overview of the subject, Fundamentals of Light Sources and Lasers closes a clear gap in the current literature by concentrating on the principles of laser operation... more...