Progress in Optics

Edited by

  • Emil Wolf, University of Rochester, NY, USA

In the fourty-six years that have gone by since the first volume of Progress in Optics was published, optics has become one of the most dynamic fields of science. The volumes in this series which have appeared up to now contain nearly 300 review articles by distinguished research workers, which have become permanent records for many important developments.
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Researchers, professors, (post) graduate students, Academic and corporate libraries in the field of optics


Book information

  • Published: November 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53023-3


“No volume of Progress in Optics needs a long review: you just need to know that a new one has appeared and to make sure your librarian has a standing order.” -- Applied Optics “Such is the standard of the series PROGRESS IN OPTICS that the arrival of a further volume is cause for celebration: one is never disappointed. As usual ... the authors are generally people who have themselves made valuable contributions to their fields of study, leading to articles with the stamp of authority.” -- Optica Acta, now Journal of Modern Optics

Table of Contents

Preface1. From Millisecond to Attosecond Laser Pulses, N. Bloembergen2. Conical Diffraction: Hamilton’s Diabolical point at the Heart of Crystal Optics, M. Berryand M.R. Jeffrey3. Historical Papers on the Particle Concept of Light, O. Keller4. Field Quantization in Optics, P. Milonni5. The History of Near-Field Optics, L. Novotny6. Light Tunneling, H.M. Nussenzveig7. The Influence of Young’s Interference Experiment on the Development of Statistical Optics, E. Wolf8. Planck, Photon Statistics, and Bose-Einstein Condensation, D.M. Greenberger, N. Erez, M.O. Scully, A.A. Svidzinsky and S. ZubairyAuthor index for Volume 50Subject index for Volume 50 Contents of previous volumes Cumulative index - Volumes 1-50