Fundamentals of Optical Physics

  • Martino Grandolfo
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 242)

Abstract

In the electromagnetic spectrum the wavelengths covered by optical radiation range from 1 nm to 1 mm. This wavelength region includes not only the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum, but also the ultraviolet (UV) — up to the soft ionizing X-ray domain — and the infrared (IR) — up to the microwave domain. The region from 1 nm to 190 nm (vacuum UV) is completely absorbed in air and consequently has no direct biological effect.

Keywords

Wave Equation Light Wave Optical Radiation Fresnel Formula Corpuscular Theory 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martino Grandolfo
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of HealthPhysics Laboratory and INFN-Sezione Sanita’RomeItaly

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