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Handbook of Visual Optics, Two-Volume Set

1st Edition


Pablo Artal
May 15, 2017

Handbook of Visual Optics offers an authoritative overview of encyclopedic knowledge in the field of physiological optics. It builds from fundamental concepts to the science and technology of instruments and practical procedures of vision correction, integrating expert knowledge from physics, medici...

Accelerating and Vortex Laser Beams

1st Edition

V. V. Kotlyar, A.A. Kovalev
May 21, 2019

This book gives insight into the theoretical backgrounds of optical vortices and their propagation in free space and simple optical systems. The author’s theoretical analysis allows full comprehension of recent results and allows a bridge between the mentioned topics. For example, there is a...

Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy: Observational Methods and Astrophysics - Two Volume Set

1st Edition

Jonathan Marr, Ronald L. Snell, Stanley E. Kurtz
May 17, 2019

As demonstrated by five Nobel Prizes in physics, radio astronomy has contributed greatly to our understanding of the Universe. Yet for too long, there has been no comprehensive textbook on radio astronomy for undergraduate students. This two-volume set of introductory textbooks is exclusively...

Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy: Astrophysics

1st Edition

Ronald L. Snell, Stanley Kurtz, Jonathan Marr
May 14, 2019

As demonstrated by five Nobel Prizes in physics, radio astronomy has contributed greatly to our understanding of the Universe. Courses covering this subject are, therefore, very important in the education of the next generation of scientists who will continue to explore the Cosmos. This textbook,...

Plasmonics in Chemistry and Biology

1st Edition

Marc Lamy de la Chapelle, Nordin Felidj
May 09, 2019

Over the past decade, plasmonic nanoparticles have been the subject of extensive research, owing to their remarkable optical properties. These properties arise from a collective oscillation of the conductive electrons at the nanoparticle surface under light irradiation, known as localized surface...

One-Dimensional Microwave Photonic Crystals: New Applications

1st Edition

D.A. Usanov, S.A. Nikitov, A.V. Skripal, D.V. Ponomarev
May 08, 2019

Explores theoretical and experimental studies of the properties of one-dimensional photonic crystals. The authors also consider the possibilities of controlling the characteristics of microwave photonic crystals with the help of electric and magnetic fields and provide examples of new fields of...

Optical Wireless Communications: System and Channel Modelling with MATLAB®, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Z. Ghassemlooy, W. Popoola, S. Rajbhandari
May 02, 2019

The 2nd Edition of Optical Wireless Communications: System and Channel Modelling with MATLAB® with additional new materials, is a self-contained volume that provides a concise and comprehensive coverage of the theory and technology of optical wireless communication systems (OWC). The delivery...

Computer Holography: Acceleration Algorithms and Hardware Implementations

1st Edition

Tomoyoshi Shimobaba, Tomoyoshi Ito
January 29, 2019

  This book describes algorithms and hardware implementations of computer holography, especially in terms of fast calculation. It summarizes the basics of holography and computer holography and describes how conventional diffraction calculations play a central role. Numerical implementations...

Laser Precision Microprocessing of Materials

1st Edition

A. G. Grigor'yants, M. A. Kazaryan, N. A. Lyabin
January 25, 2019

This reference focuses on the current state of fundamental research and industrial achievements in the field of precision laser processing of a wide range of metal, semiconductor and dielectric materials. The possibilities of microprocessing by pulsed nanosecond laser radiation and copper vapor...

Time-Resolved Spectroscopy: An Experimental Perspective

1st Edition

Thomas Weinacht, Brett J. Pearson
January 23, 2019

This concise and carefully developed text offers a reader friendly guide to the basics of time-resolved spectroscopy with an emphasis on experimental implementation. The authors carefully explain and relate for the reader how measurements are connected to the core physical principles. They use the...

Molecular Solar Cells

1st Edition

Anders Hagfeldt
December 31, 2018

This textbook covers solar cells employing photoelectric dye molecules to harvest sunlight and convert the photons to charge carriers which produce electricity. It also examines dye-sensitized solar cells type molecular solar cells and includes sections on photochemistry, driving force,...

Infrared and Terahertz Detectors, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Antoni Rogalski
December 26, 2018

This new edition of Infrared and Terahertz Detectors provides a comprehensive overview of infrared and terahertz detector technology, from fundamental science to materials and fabrication techniques. It contains a complete overhaul of the contents including several new chapters and a new section on...

Principles of Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy

1st Edition

Jean-Louis Coutaz, Frederic Garet, Vincent P. Wallace
December 14, 2018

Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) is a unique technique for characterizing the response of materials and devices in the far-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Based on the measurement of transmitted or reflected ultra-short electromagnetic pulses and on a Fourier-transform...