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Optics clearly explains the principles of optics using excellent pedagogy to support student learning. Beginning with introductory ideas and equations, K.K. Sharma takes the reader through the world of optics by detailing problems encountered, advanced subjects, and actual applications. Elegantly written, this book rigorously examines optics with over 300 illustrations and several problems in each chapter. The book begins with light propagation in anisotropic media considered much later in most books. Nearly one third of the book deals with applications of optics. This simple idea of merging the sometimes overwhelming and dry subject of optics with real world applications will create better future engineers. It will make ‘optics’ jump off the page for readers and they will see it take shape in the world around them. In presenting optics practically, as well as theoretically, readers will come away not only with a complete knowledge base but a context in which to place it. This book is recommended for optical engineers, libraries, senior undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors. Strong emphasis on applications to demonstrate the relevance of the theory Includes chapter on problem solving of ray deviations, focusing errors, and distortion Problems are included at the end of each chapter for thorough understanding of this dense subject matter

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Kailash K. Sharma
Publisher: Elsevier
Release: 2006-09-27
File: 656 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780080463919

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Genre: Light
Author: Eugene Hecht
Publisher: Pearson Education India
Release: 2012
File: 650 Pages
ISBN-13: 8131718077

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An in-depth and wide-ranging introduction to the field of quantum optics.

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Genre: Science
Author: Marlan O. Scully
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1997-09-04
File: 630 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521435951

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Publisher: Krishna Prakashan Media
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ISBN-13: 8182830400

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Genre: Optics
Author: Ajoy Ghatak
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
Release: 2005
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0070585830

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Ideal for graduate courses on quantum optics, this textbook provides an up-to-date account of the basic principles and applications. It features end-of-chapter exercises with solutions available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107006409. It is invaluable to both graduate students and researchers in physics and photonics, quantum information science and quantum communications.

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Genre: Science
Author: Girish S. Agarwal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2012-11-15
File: 491 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781107006409

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Nonimaging optics is a subdiscipline of optics whose development over the last 35-40 years was led by scientists from the University of Chicago and other cooperating individuals and institutions. The approach provides a formalism that allows the design of optical devices that approach the maximum physically attainable geometric concentration for a given set of optical tolerances. This means that it has the potential to revolutionize the design of solar concentrators. In this monograph, the basic practical applications of the techniques of nonimaging optics to solar energy collection and concentration are developed and explained. The formalism for designing a wide variety of concentrator types, such as the compound parabolic concentrator and its many embodiments and variations, is presented. Both advantages and limitations of the approach are reviewed. Practical and economic aspects of concentrator design for both thermal and photovoltaic applications are discussed as well. The whole range of concentrator applications from simple low-concentration nontracking designs to ultrahigh-concentration multistage configurations is covered. Table of Contents: Introduction / CPCs / Practical Design of CPC Thermal Collectors / Practical Design of CPC PV Concentrators / Two-Stage Nonimaging Concentrators for Solar Thermal Applications / Two-Stage Nonimaging Concentrators for Solar PV Applications / Selected Demonstrations of Nonimaging Concentrator Performance / The Importance of Economic Factors in Effective Solar Concentrator Design / Ultrahigh Concentration / Bibliography

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Genre: Science
Author: Joseph O'Gallagher
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Release: 2008
File: 119 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781598293302

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Nonlinear optics is the study of the interaction of intense laser light with matter. The third edition of this textbook has been rewritten to conform to the standard SI system of units and includes comprehensively updated material on the latest developments in the field. The book presents an introduction to the entire field of optical physics and specifically the area of nonlinear optics, covering fundamental issues and applied aspects of this exciting area. Nonlinear Optics will have lasting appeal to a wide audience of physics, optics, and electrical engineering students, as well as to working researchers and engineers. Those in related fields, such as materials science and chemistry, will also find this book of particular interest. Presents an introduction to the entire field of optical physics from the perspective of nonlinear optics Combines first-rate pedagogy with a treatment of fundamental aspects of nonlinear optics Covers all the latest topics and technology in this ever-evolving industry Strong emphasis on the fundamentals

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Robert W. Boyd
Publisher: Elsevier
Release: 2008-05-13
File: 640 Pages
ISBN-13: 0080485960

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This book by one of the leaders in adaptive optics covers the fundamental theory and then describes in detail how this technology can be applied to large ground-based telescopes to compensate for the effects of atmospheric turbulence. It includes information on basic adaptive optics components and technology, and has chapters devoted to atmospheric turbulence, optical image structure, laser beacons, and overall system design. The chapter on system design is particularly detailed and includes performance estimation and optimization. Combining a clear discussion of physical principles with numerous real-world examples, this book will be a valuable resource for all graduate students and researchers in astronomy and optics.

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Genre: Science
Author: John W. Hardy
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release: 1998
File: 438 Pages
ISBN-13: 0195090195

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Genre: Science
Author: Christopher Gerry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2005
File: 317 Pages
ISBN-13: 052152735X

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