Lasers and Holography - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780435550721, 9781483279985

Lasers and Holography

1st Edition

An Introduction to Coherent Optics

Authors: Winston KOCK
eBook ISBN: 9781483279985
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 112
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Description

Science Study Series No. 39: Lasers and Holography: An Introduction to Coherent Optics focuses on the processes, methodologies, and techniques involved in optics, including wave diffraction and patterns, zone plates, holograms, and diffraction.

The publication first ponders on holograms as wave patterns, coherence, and lasers. Topics include reflectors and resonators, natural line width, semiconductor lasers, reflectors and spatial coherence, energy conservation with reflectors, frequency coherence and stability, coherent waves from small sources, photographic grating, and properties of waves. The book then tackles wave diffraction, as well as diffraction by two and multiple slits, near field, multiple slit gratings and photographic gratings, refraction by prisms, dependence of diffraction on wavelength, and disks and zone plates.

The manuscript reviews the properties of holograms and zone plates. Discussions focus on holograms and coherent radar, single wavelength nature of holograms, image inversion, reconstruction with a small portion of a hologram, pseudoscopy in the real image of a hologram, zone plates as negative lenses, offset zone plates, and zone plates with areas interchanged.

The text is a dependable reference for researchers interested in coherent optics.

Table of Contents


Preface


Chapter 1. Holograms as Wave Patterns


Properties of Waves


Wave Uniformity


Interference


Making A Hologram


A Photographic Grating


A Photographic Zone Plate


The Complete Hologram Process


The Hologram of a Scene


Chapter 2. Coherence


Frequency Coherence


Frequency Stability


Spatial Coherence


Coherent Waves from Small Sources


A Microwave Hologram


A Real Acoustic Image


The Extremely Short Wavelengths of Light


Chapter 3. Lasers


The First Laser


A Water Wave Analogy


The Two-Step Process


Energy Conservation with Reflectors


Reflectors and Spatial Coherence


Energy Concentration


Q-Spoiling


Gas Lasers


Reflectors and Resonators


The Natural Line Width


Coherence Length


Semiconductor Lasers


Chapter 4. Wave Diffraction


Diffraction by a Slit


The Near Field


Diffraction by Two Slits


Diffraction by Multiple Slits


Multiple Slit Gratings and Photographic Gratings


Refraction by Prisms


A Prism Grating


A Double-Prism Grating


Volume Effects


Dependence of Diffraction on Wavelength


Diffraction by a Knife Edge


Diffraction by a Disk


Disks and Zone Plates


Chapter 5. Zone Plates


The Classical Zone Plate


Zone Plates as Negative Lenses


Zone Plates with Areas Interchanged


Offset Zone Plates


Offset Holograms


Zone Plates as Lenses


Volume Zone Plates


Standing Wave Patterns


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Details

No. of pages:
112
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1969
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483279985

About the Author

Winston KOCK

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