Progress in Optics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444505682, 9780080929514

Progress in Optics, Volume 41

1st Edition

Serial Editors: Emil Wolf
eBook ISBN: 9780080929514
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444505682
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 13th December 2000
Page Count: 611
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Table of Contents

    <li>Preface</li> <li>1: Nonlinear Optics in Microspheres<ul><li>&#xA7;1 Introduction</li><li>&#xA7;2 Cavity Modes of Microspheres</li><li>&#xA7;3 Perturbation Effects on Microsphere Resonances</li><li>&#xA7;4 Cavity-modified Optical Processes in Microspheres</li><li>&#xA7;5 Fluorescence and Lasing in Microspheres</li><li>&#xA7;6 Nonlinear Optical Processes</li><li>&#xA7;7 Conclusion</li><li>Acknowledgements</li></ul></li> <li>2: Principles of Optical Disk Data Storage<ul><li>&#xA7; 1 Introduction</li><li>&#xA7; 2 What Is in an Optical Head</li><li>&#xA7; 3 Focusing and Tracking</li><li>&#xA7; 4 Mastering</li><li>&#xA7; 5 Substrates</li><li>&#xA7; 6 Magneto-Optical (MO) Recording</li><li>&#xA7; 7 Phase Change Media</li><li>&#xA7; 8 Diffraction from Periodic Structures</li><li>&#xA7; 9 Future Trends in Optical Disks and Drives</li></ul></li> <li>3: Ellipsometry of Thin Film Systems<ul><li>&#xA7; 1 Introduction</li><li>&#xA7; 2 Theoretical background</li><li>&#xA7; 3 Principles of Ellipsometry</li><li>&#xA7; 4 Theory of Measurements in Ellipsometry</li><li>&#xA7; 5 Ellipsometric Quantities of Ideal Thin Film Systems</li><li>&#xA7; 6 Ellipsometric Quantities of Imperfect Thin Film Systems</li><li>&#xA7; 7 Experimental methods</li><li>&#xA7; 8 Conclusion</li><li>Acknowledgments</li></ul></li> <li>4: Optical True-Time Delay Control Systems for Wideband Phased Array Antennas<ul><li>&#xA7; 1 Introduction to Phased Array Antennas</li><li>&#xA7; 2 Photonic Technology in Phased Array Antennas</li><li>&#xA7; 3 Bulk Optics and Acousto-Optics True-Time Delay</li><li>&#xA7; 4 Optical Fiber True-Time Delay Lines</li><li>&#xA7; 5 Optical Waveguide-Based True-Time Delay Lines</li><li>&#xA7; 6 Substrate-Guided Wave True-Time Delay Modules</li><li>&#xA7; 7 Wavelength-Division Multiplexed Optical True-Time Delay Lines</li><li>&#xA7; 8 Summary</li><li>Acknowledgements</li></ul></li> <li>5: Quantum statistics of nonlinear optical couplers<ul><l


The first volume of this text was published in 1961, only a few months after the invention of the laser. This event triggered a wealth of developments, many of which were reported in the 240 review articles which were published in this series since its inception. The present volume contains seven articles covering a wide range of subjects. The first article presents a review of various optical effects in spherical and circular micro-cavities capable of supporting high-Q resonant modes (commonly referred to as morphology-dependent resonances (MDRs) or whispering gallery modes (WGMs)). The second presents a comprehensive review of the theory and practice of optical disk data storage. Other articles include discussions on delay control systems for wideband phased array antennas, and quantum statistical properties of optical beams interacting in nonlinear couplers.


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