The light fantastic : a modern introduction to classical and quantum optics

I.R. Kenyon

This book presents a thorough and self-contained introduction to modern optics, covering in full the three components ray optics, wave optics, and quantum optics. The text covers all that would be needed over a comprehensive course in optics at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level. Digital cameras, LCD screens, aircraft laser gyroscopes, and the optical fibre-based internet illustrate the penetration of optics in twenty-first century life: these and many more modern applications are presented from first principles. The self-contained material allows the selection of specific themes grouped in the following way: Paraxial ray optics with matrix methods and aberrations. Interference, coherence and interferometers. Diffraction, spectrometers and Gaussian beams. Fourier optics, holography and information processing. Maxwell's theory; scattering, absorption and dispersion in bulk materials; interface behaviour. Quantum phenomena, wave-particle duality, uncertainty principle; Schroedinger analysis of spectra, photon properties. Laser principles, He:Ne to MQW lasers, applications.Detectors: photodiodes, photomultipliers, image intensifiers; response, noise and linearlty; CCDs. Fibre optics, from monomode fibre analysis to dense wavelength division multiplexing; fibre sensors. Photon-atom interactions, optical pumping, cooling and clocks. Second quantization, photon correlations, SPDC, entanglement, tests of quantum mechanics.

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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Reflection and Refraction at Plane Surfaces
  • 3. Spherical Mirrors and Lenses
  • 4. Optical Instruments
  • 5. Interference Effects and Interferometers
  • 6. Diffraction
  • 7. Fourier Optics
  • 8. Astronomical Telescopes
  • 9. Classical Electromagnetic Theory
  • 10. Polarization
  • 11. Scattering, Absorption, and Dispersion
  • 12. The Quantum Nature of Light and Matter
  • 13. Quantum Mechanics and the Atom
  • 14. Lasers
  • 15. Detectors
  • 16. Optical Fibres
  • 17. Quantum Interactions
  • 18. The Quantized Electromagnetic Field
  • Appendices

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書名 The light fantastic : a modern introduction to classical and quantum optics
著作者等 Kenyon, I. R
Kenyon Ian
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2008
ページ数 xxi, 630 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9780198566465
NCID BA87248508
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス