© 1977

Optics and Lasers

An Engineering Physics Approach


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Matt Young
    Pages 1-19
  3. Matt Young
    Pages 20-42
  4. Matt Young
    Pages 43-72
  5. Matt Young
    Pages 73-105
  6. Matt Young
    Pages 106-117
  7. Matt Young
    Pages 118-143
  8. Matt Young
    Pages 144-170
  9. Matt Young
    Pages 171-192
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 193-210

About this book


The field of optics has changed greatly in the past dozen years or so. Partly because of the applied or engineering nature of much of modern optics, there is need for a practical text that surveys the entire field. Such a book should not be a classical-optics text, but, rather, it should be strong on principles, applications and instrumentation, on lasers, holography and coherent light. On the other hand, it should concern itself relatively little with such admittedly interesting phenomena as the formation of the rainbow or the precise deter­ mination of the speed of light. My purpose, therefore, has been to write an up-to-date textbook that surveys applied or engineering optics, including lasers and certain other areas that might be called modern optics. I have attempted to treat each topic in sufficient depth to give it considerable engineering value, while keeping it as free of unnecessary mathematical detail as possible. Because I have surveyed applied optics in a very general way (including much more than I would attempt to incorporate into any single college course), this book should be a useful handbook for the practicing physicist or engineer who works from time to time with optics. Any of the material is appropriate to an introductory undergraduate course in optics; the work as a whole will be useful to the graduate student or applied scientist with scant background in optics.


Lasers Optics applied optics engineering physics holography interferometry laser optics polarization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Electromagnetics DivisionNational Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Optics and Lasers
  • Book Subtitle An Engineering Physics Approach
  • Authors M. Young
  • Series Title Springer Series in Optical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-08126-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-15818-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-15816-6
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series E-ISSN 1556-1534
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 210
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied and Technical Physics
    Solid State Physics
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