History of Optics

  • Werner Lauterborn
  • Thomas Kurz
Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)


Optics has developed from human sight. Sight is one of our most important faculties, whereby we interact with nature and gain knowledge of the physical world surrounding us. Therefore optical phenomena have attracted attention since ancient times.


Blackbody Radiation Diffractive Optic Attosecond Pulse Diffractive Optical Element Spectral Energy Density 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Lauterborn
    • 1
  • Thomas Kurz
    • 1
  1. 1.Drittes Physikalisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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