Progress in Optics

Progress in Optics

1st Edition - April 7, 2016

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  • Author: Taco Visser
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444637215
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128046999

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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

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 422
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2016
  • Published: April 7, 2016
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444637215
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128046999

About the Author

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

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

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