© 1984

Optics and Lasers

Including Fibers and Integrated Optics


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Matt Young
    Pages 1-19
  3. Matt Young
    Pages 20-39
  4. Matt Young
    Pages 40-70
  5. Matt Young
    Pages 71-106
  6. Matt Young
    Pages 107-119
  7. Matt Young
    Pages 120-149
  8. Matt Young
    Pages 150-178
  9. Matt Young
    Pages 179-201
  10. Matt Young
    Pages 202-220
  11. Matt Young
    Pages 221-239
  12. Matt Young
    Pages 240-251
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 253-272

About this book


Since this book was first published in 1977, the major advances in optics have been the maturing of optical communications and the development of in­ tegrated optics. When I was offered the opportunity to prepare a revised edi­ tion, I decided to add chapters on these disciplines to the original work. This book, which was begun long before I joined the National Bureau of Stand­ ards, remains a private venture, written, so to speak, in my basement; there is no official connection with the National Bureau of Standards. I have also taken the opportunity to make some corrections and to add several short sections within the body of the earlier text. The most important of these changes include a discussion of group velocity, phase velocity and group index of refraction to anticipate the need for these concepts in Chap. 9; revision of the section on coherent-optical processing, including what is essen­ tially an optical derivation of the Fourier series; addition of the converging­ beam optical processor; and addition of a section on laser safety. The bulk of the new material comprises three chapters. The first is Chap. 9, "Optical Waveguides". In this chapter, I develop optical waveguide theory primarily on the basis of ray optics and interference in planar waveguides.


Lasers Optics Optik holography index of refraction integrated optics interference interferometry laser optical communication optics Planar polarization

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  1. 1.Electromagnetic Technology DivisionNational Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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