Optical Interferometry, 2e
- P. Hariharan, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
When the first edition of "Optical Interferometry" was published, interferometry was regarded as a rather esoteric method of making measurements, largely confined to the laboratory. Today, however, besides its use in several fields of research, it has applications in fields as diverse as measurement of length and velocity, sensors for rotation, acceleration, vibration and electrical and magnetic fields, as well as in microscopy and nanotechnology. Most topics are discussed first at a level accessible to anyone with a basic knowledge of physical optics, then a more detailed treatment of the topic is undertaken, and finally each topic is supplemented by a reference list of more than 1000 selected original publications in total.
The primary market for the book would be scientists and engineers interested in precision measurements of a range of physical quantities in industry as well as researchers and students in universities.A secondary market would be members of organizations such as the Optical Society of America, SPIE and IEEE who are interested in possible applications in their work.