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  • The Laws of Thermodynamicsby Peter Atkins

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 12.99

    From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas or the cooling of a hot metal, to the unfolding of a thought in our minds and even the course of life itself, everything is governed by the four Laws of Thermodynamics. These laws specify the nature of 'energy' and 'temperature', and are soon revealed to reach out and define the arrow of time... more...

  • Progress in Opticsby Emil Wolf

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 225.00

    In the almost fifty years that have gone by since the first volume of Progress in Optics was published, optics has become one of the most dynamic fields of science. The volumes in this series that have appeared up to now contain more than 300 review articles by distinguished research workers, which have become permanent records for many important... more...

  • Statistics for Imaging, Optics, and Photonicsby Peter Bajorski

    Wiley 2011; US$ 99.95

    A vivid, hands-on discussion of the statistical methods in imaging, optics, and photonics applications In the field of imaging science, there is a growing need for students and practitioners to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to carry out quantitative analysis of data. Providing a self-contained approach that is not too heavily... 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...

  • Laser Beam Scintillation with Applicationsby Larry C. Andrews; Ronald L. Phillips; Cynthia Young

    SPIE 2001; US$ 71.00

    Renewed interest in laser communication systems has sparked development of useful new analytic models. This book discusses optical scintillation and its impact on system performance in free-space optical communication and laser radar applications, with a detailed look at propagation phenomena and the role of scintillation on system behavior. Intended... more...

  • Field Guide to Geometrical Opticsby John E. Greivenkamp

    SPIE 2004; US$ 36.00

    This Field Guide derives from the treatment of geometrical optics that has evolved from both the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. The development is both rigorous and complete, and it features a consistent notation and sign convention. This volume covers Gaussian imagery, paraxial optics,... 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...

  • Optical Designby Max J. Riedl

    SPIE 2009; US$ 47.00

    This text is written for engineers and scientists who have some experience in the field of optics and want to know more about the details and derivations of equations used in optical design. Organized by topic, the book begins with the fundamental law of geometrical optics, Snell's law of refraction, and states the paraxial ray trace equations,... more...

  • Introduction to Complex Mediums for Optics and Electromagneticsby Werner S. Weiglhofer; Akhlesh Lakhtakia

    SPIE 2003; US$ 94.00

    Complex-mediums electromagnetics (CME) describes the study of electromagnetic fields in materials with complicated response properties. This truly multidisciplinary field commands the attentions of scientists from physics and optics to electrical and electronic engineering, from chemistry to materials science, to applied mathematics, biophysics, and... more...

  • Applied Prismatic and Reflective Opticsby Dennis F. Vanderwerf

    SPIE 2010; US$ 70.00

    From the early ground and polished prism facets of glass lighthouse Fresnel lenses to modern microreplicated flexible Fresnel lenses for solar concentrators, new applications of prismatic optical components for light control are constantly being developed. In addition, innovations utilizing single and compound prismatic and reflective optical components... more...