Progress in Optics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128046999, 9780444637215

Progress in Optics, Volume 61

1st Edition

Authors: Taco Visser
eBook ISBN: 9780444637215
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128046999
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 7th April 2016
Page Count: 422
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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter One: Computational Optics Through Sequence Transformations
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Why Levin-Type Sequence Transformations?
    • 3 Decoding Divergent Series in Optics
    • 4 Numerical Exploration of the Diffraction Catastrophe Zoo
    • 5 Conclusions
    • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter Two: Coherence of Supercontinuum Light
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 SC Generation
    • 3 Coherence of Nonstationary Light
    • 4 Spectral and Temporal Coherence
    • 5 Spatial Coherence
    • 6 Experimental Perspectives
    • 7 Conclusions and Outlook
    • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter Three: Quantum Optomechanics
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Experimental Background
    • 3 Quantum Noise of Parametric Transducer
    • 4 Dynamic Back-Action of the Parametric Transducer
    • 5 Conclusion
    • Appendix A Quantization of Running Optical Wave
    • Appendix B Standard Optomechanical Schemes
    • Appendix C Quantum Noise Spectral Densities of the Parametric Transducer
    • Appendix D Effective Quantum Noise Spectral Densities
    • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter Four: Light Modes of Free Space
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Waves
    • 3 Beams
    • 4 Summary
  • Chapter Five: Polarization in Quantum Optics
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Electric Field Wave Functions and Trajectories
    • 3 Stokes Operators and Coherent States
    • 4 Phase-Space Pictures
    • 5 Hidden Polarization and Degrees of Polarization
    • 6 Nonclassical Polarization
    • 7 Conclusions
    • Acknowledgments
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index
  • Contents of Previous Volumes
  • Cumulative Index – Volumes 1–61

Description

The Progress in Optics series contains more than 300 review articles by distinguished research workers, which have become permanent records for many important developments, helping optical scientists and optical engineers stay abreast of their fields.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive, in-depth reviews
  • Edited by the leading authority in the field

Readership

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


Details

No. of pages:
422
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2016
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780444637215
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128046999

About the Authors

Taco Visser Author

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