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Progress in Optics: A Tribute to Emil Wolf - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128188842, 9780128188859

Progress in Optics: A Tribute to Emil Wolf, Volume 65

1st Edition

A Tribute to Emil Wolf

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Serial Editor: Taco Visser
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128188842
eBook ISBN: 9780128188859
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 24th April 2020
Page Count: 436
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Table of Contents

1. Memories of my father

Bruno Wolf

2. Emil Wolf and Bristol

Michael.V. Berry

3. Partial coherence in modern optics: Emil Wolf’s legacy in the 21st century

Girish S. Agarwal and Anton Classen

4. Applications of optical coherence theory

Olga Korotkova and Greg Gbur

5. Optical coherence and electromagnetic surface waves

Yahong Chen, Andreas Norrman, Sergey A. Ponomarenko and Ari T. Friberg

6. Specular mirror interferometer

Fabio Di Pumpo, Alexander Friedrich, Enno Giese, Albert Roura, Hartmut Lemmel, Daniel M. Greenberger, Ernst M. Rasel and Wolfgang P. Schleich

7. Maximum likelihood estimation in the context of an optical measurement

Anthony Vella and Miguel A. Alonso

8. Partially polarized light and complementarity in quantum mechanics

Mayukh Lahiri

9. Acousto-optic imaging in random media

John C. Schotland


Progress in Optics, Volume 65: A Tribute to Emil Wolf, provides the latest release in a series that presents an overview of the state-of-the-art in optics research. In this update, readers will find timely chapters on Specular mirror interferometer, Maximum Likelihood Estimation in the Context of an Optical Measurement, Surface Plasmons, The Development of Coherence Theory, and much more.

Key Features

  • Includes contributions from leading authorities in the field of optics
  • Presents timely, state-of-the-art reviews in the field of optics


Researchers, professors, postgraduate students, Academic and corporate libraries in the field of optics


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About the Serial Editor

Taco Visser

Taco Visser

Taco D. Visser is a Professor of Physics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has published more than one hundred papers on various topics in optics, such as scattering, diffraction, waveguides, coherence theory, singular optics and surface plasmon polaritions. Next to his theoretical work he is also actively engaged in experiments in nano-optics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands