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Handbook of Visual Optics, Two-Volume Set


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...

Diffractive Optics and Nanophotonics

V. A. Soifer
September 01, 2017

Diffractive Optics and Nanophotonics is devoted to achievements in diffractive optics, focusing on the creation of new nanophotonic components and devices, as well as instrumentation and available information technology. The author describes methods of calculation of diffractive optical...

Nanophotonics and Plasmonics: An Integrated View

Dr. Ching Eng (Jason) Png, Dr. Yuriy Akimov
August 31, 2017

This book provides a first integrated view of nanophotonics and plasmonics, covering the use of dielectric, semiconductor, and metal nanostructures to manipulate light at the nanometer scale. The presentation highlights similarities and advantages, and shows the common underlying physics, targets,...

Handbook of Optofluidics

Aaron R. Hawkins, Holger Schmidt
August 30, 2017

Optofluidics is an emerging field that involves the use of fluids to modify optical properties and the use of optical devices to detect flowing media. Ultimately, its value is highly dependent on the successful integration of photonic integrated circuits with microfluidic or nanofluidic systems....

Light-Based Science: Technology and Sustainable Development, The Legacy of Ibn al-Haytham

Azzedine Boudrioua, Roshdi Rashed, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
August 16, 2017

This book discusses light-based science, emphasizing its pervasive influence in science, technology, policy, and education. A wide range of contributors offers a comprehensive study of the tremendous, and indeed foundational, contributions of Ibn al Haytham, a scholar from the medieval period. The...

Femtosecond Laser Shaping: From Laboratory to Industry

Marcos Dantus
August 14, 2017

Expensive, delicate, and difficult to operate, femtosecond lasers have already won two Nobel Prizes and created multi-billion dollar industries. As these lasers break out of laboratories for use in real-world large-scale applications, the number of people using them increases. This book provides a...

Odyssey of Light in Nonlinear Optical Fibers: Theory and Applications

Kuppuswamy Porsezian, Ramanathan Ganapathy
August 01, 2017

Odyssey of Light in Nonlinear Optical Fibers: Theory and Applications presents a collection of breakthrough research portraying the odyssey of light from optical solitons to optical rogue waves in nonlinear optical fibers. The book provides a simple yet holistic view on the theoretical and...

Introduction to Nonimaging Optics, Second Edition

Julio Chaves
July 26, 2017

Introduction to Nonimaging Optics covers the theoretical foundations and design methods of nonimaging optics, as well as key concepts from related fields. This fully updated, revised, and expanded Second Edition: Features a new and intuitive introduction with a basic description of the advantages...

Handbook of Optical Metrology: Principles and Applications, Second Edition

Toru Yoshizawa
July 26, 2017

Handbook of Optical Metrology: Principles and Applications begins by discussing key principles and techniques before exploring practical applications of optical metrology. Designed to provide beginners with an introduction to optical metrology without sacrificing academic rigor, this comprehensive...

Tunable Laser Optics, Second Edition

F.J. Duarte
July 26, 2017

Broadly tunable lasers have had, and continue to have, an enormous impact in many and diverse fields of science and technology. From a renaissance in spectroscopy to laser guide stars and laser cooling, the nexus is the tunable laser. Tunable Laser Optics offers a transparent and comprehensive...

Metamaterials Modelling and Design

Didier Felbacq, Guy Bouchitté
July 12, 2017

The domain of metamaterials now covers many area of physics: electromagnetics, acoustics, mechanics, thermics, or even seismology. Huge literature is now available on the subject but the results are scattered. Although many ideas and possible applications have been proposed, which of these will...

Plasmonics and Super-Resolution Imaging

Zhaowei Liu
June 29, 2017

Plasmonics is an emerging field mainly developed within the past two decades. Due to its unique capabilities to manipulate light at deep subwavelength scales, plasmonics has been commonly treated as the most important part of nanophotonics. Plasmonic-assisted optical microscopy techniques,...

Hierarchic Electrodynamics and Free Electron Lasers: Concepts, Calculations, and Practical Applications

Victor V. Kulish
June 16, 2017

Hierarchic Electrodynamics and Free Electron Lasers: Concepts, Calculations, and Practical Applications presents intriguing new fundamental concepts in the phenomenon of hierarchical electrodynamics as a new direction in physics. Concentrating on the key theory of hierarchic oscillations and waves,...