This book is divided in four sections. The book presents several physical effects and properties of materials used in lasers and electro-optics in the first chapter and, in the three remaining chapters, applications of lasers and electro-optics in three different areas are presented.
Author(s): Nelson Costa and Adolfo Cartaxo
This lecture note covers following topics related to optics: Physical Optics, Interaction of Light with Matter, Polarisation, Interference and Diffraction.
Author(s): Eithne McCabe
This book covers the following topics: Waves and Photons, The Physics of Waves,The Huygens-Fresnel Principle, Diffraction, Maxwell's Equations, Polarisation, Fermats Principle, Spherical Lenses and Mirrors, Crystal Symmetry and Optical Instruments.
Author(s): M P Vaughan
This note explains the following topics: Geometrical optics, Mechanical and electromagnetic oscillations, Basic properties of waves, Mechanical waves, Electromagnetic waves, Physical optics.
Author(s): University of Saskatchewan
This note describes the following topics: Linear systems and the Fourier transform in optics, Properties of Light, Geometrical Optics, Wave Optics, Fourier Optics, Spatial and Temporal Field Correlations, Low-coherence Interferometry, Optical Coherence Tomography, Polarization, Waveplates, Electro-optics and Acousto-optics.
Author(s): Prof. Gabriel Popescu
This note covers the following topics: Dimensional Analysis,Introduction and Ray Optics, Waves on a String, Maxwell's Equations, Quantum Mechanics and Classical Fields, Plane Waves in Isotropic Media, Energy Flux, Polarized Light, Inhomogeneous Solutions, Fresnel Reflection, Interference, Light Propagation in Uniaxial Media, Gaussian Beams.
Author(s): Peter Palffy-Muhoray
This note provides an introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications. Topics covered in geometrical optics include: ray-tracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry. Topics covered in wave optics include: basic electrodynamics, polarization, interference, wave-guiding, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, image formation, resolution, space-bandwidth product.
Author(s): Prof. George Barbastathis, Prof. Colin Sheppard and Dr. Se Baek Oh
Rapid development of optoelectronic devices and laser techniques poses an important task of creating and studying, from one side, the structures capable of effectively converting, modulating, and recording optical data in a wide range of radiation energy densities and frequencies, from another side, the new schemes and approaches capable to activate and simulate the modern features. Topics covered includes: Stimulated Raman Scattering in Quantum Dots and Nanocomposite Silicon Based Materials, Reflection and Transmission of a Plane TE-Wave at a Lossy, Saturating, Nonlinear Dielectric Film, Nonlinear Ellipsometry by Second Harmonic Generation, Stimulated Raman Scattering in Quantum Dots and Nanocomposite Silicon Based Materials, Nonlinear Ellipsometry by Second Harmonic Generation, Donor-Acceptor Conjugated Polymers and Their Nanocomposites for Photonic Applications.
Author(s): Natalia Kamanina
The main goal of this note is to introduce engineers to the characteristics of light that can be used to accomplish a variety of engineering tasks especially in mechanical analysis at macro and micro scales. Topics covered includes: Geometric Optics and Electromagnetic wave Theory Introduction to Light sources and photodetectors Geometric Moire: In-plane displacement measurement and out of plane displacement measurement, Geometric Moire, Moire Interferometry: Interference and Diffraction, Grating fabrication, Moire Interferometry: Holographic and Laser Speckle, Interferometry, Photoelasticity: theory, techniques and Multilayer structure: waveguide, filters, Introduction to fiber optic and waveguide delivery and detection, Periodic structure sensors.
Author(s): Wei-Chih Wang
This book covers the following topics: Scaling and estimation, Velocity and relative motion, Acceleration and free fall, Force and motion, Analysis of forces, Newton's laws in three dimensions, Vectors, Vectors and motion, Circular motion, Gravity, Conservation of energy, Simplifying the energy zoo, Work: the transfer of mechanical energy, Conservation of momentum, Conservation of angular momentum, Thermodynamics, Vibrations, Resonance, Free waves, Electricity and circuits, non mechanical universe, relativity and magnetism, Electromagnetism, General relativity, The ray model of light, Images by reflection, Images, quantitatively, Refraction, Wave optics and Rules of randomness.
Author(s): Benjamin Crowell
This note covers the following topics: elementary electromagnetic waves, maxwells equations, the material equations and boundary conditions, Poynting's vector and the energy law, the wave equation and the speed of light, scalar waves, pulse propagation in a dispersive medium, general electromagnetic plane wave, harmonic electromagnetic waves of arbitrary form time averages, harmonic electromagnetic plane wave polarisation, reflection and refraction of a plane wave.
Author(s): Jakob J. Stamnes
This curriculum was originally developed for a senior-level optics course in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Brigham Young University. Topics are addressed froma physics perspective and include the propagation of light in matter, reflection and transmission at boundaries, polarization effects, dispersion, coherence, ray optics and imaging, diffraction, and the quantumnature of light. Students using this book should be familiar with differentiation, integration, and standard trigonometric and algebraic manipulation.
Author(s): Justin Peatross, MichaelWare
This note covers the following topics: basic optics, introduction, properties of light, color, spectral power, polarization, optical fundamentals, Fermats principle, Snells law, Fresnel equations, Etendue, coherence, scattering, optical laboratory toolbox, introduction, creating light, lasers, leds, directing light, lenses or mirrors, fibers, controlling wavelength, diffraction grating, etalons, harmonic generation, measuring light, detectors, cameras or dyes.
Author(s): Laura Kranendonk
This note covers the following topics: light basics, wavelength and frequency, reflection, refraction, dispersion, lenses and mirrors, spherical lens or mirror, concave VS convex, focal point, focal length, spherical aberration in lenses, reducing spherical aberration in lenses interactive, the lens doublet corrects spherical aberration, parabolic shape eliminates spherical aberration, correcting spherical aberration in mirrors, chromatic aberration: a problem of lenses, the lens doublet corrects chromatic aberration, atmospheric absorption of light, why stars twinkle: atmospheric distortion of light, light pollution.
This note covers the following topics: nature of light, features of a wave, huygens principle, refraction, curved mirrors, ray tracing with mirrors, refraction at a spherical interface, single lens systems, compound optical systems, propagation of light, images, lenses, optical instruments using lenses, interference and diffraction, small angle approximation.
Author(s): A. A. Louro
This note explains the following topics: Classical Electromagnetic Fields, Rays, Beams, Optical Resonators, Nonlinear Optics, Guided Waves in Planar Structures, Interaction of Radiation and Matter: Semiclassical Theory, Interaction of Radiation and Matter: Quantum Theory.
Author(s): R. Victor Jones
This note covers the following topics: Introduction to nonlinear optics, The nonlinear susceptibilities and their symmetries, Quasi-monochromatic fields and the degeneracy factor in nonlinear optics, Quantum mechanics : Formulation of linear optical interactions, Formulation of nonlinear optical interactions, Linking the microcscopic to the macroscopi and Spatial symmetries in nonlinear optics, The nonlinear electromagnetic wave equation.
Author(s): Fredrik Jonsson
This note explains the following topics: Intensity in Double-slit Interference, Intensity in Single-slit Diffraction and Eulerís formula.
Author(s): Daniel F. Styer