Progress in Optics

Progress in Optics

1st Edition - March 27, 2017

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  • Editor: Taco Visser
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128119990
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128120002

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Progress in Optics, Volume 62, an ongoing series, contains more than 300 review articles by distinguished research workers that have become permanent records for many important developments. In this updated volume, users will find valuable updates on topics such as optical testing, the modern aspects of intensity interferometry with classical light, the generation of partially coherent beams, optical models and symmetries, and more. This book's contributions have become standard references in scientific articles, providing the state-of-the-art to researchers and practitioners who work in the field of optics.

Key Features

  • Contains comprehensive, in-depth reviews
  • Includes contributions from leading authorities
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field
  • Presents timely and state-of-the-art reviews


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

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One: Modern Aspects of Intensity Interferometry With Classical Light
    Tomohiro Shirai

    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 The Hanbury Brown–Twiss Effect With Classical Electromagnetic Beams
    • 3 Ghost Imaging and Diffraction With Classical Light
    • 4 Optical Coherence Tomography Based on Classical Intensity Interferometry
    • 5 Concluding Remarks
    • Acknowledgments

    Chapter Two: Optical Testing and Interferometry
    Daniel Malacara-Hernández and Daniel Malacara-Doblado

    • Abstract
    • 1 Wavefront Representation and Its Characteristics
    • 2 Tests That Measure Wavefront Distortions
    • 3 Tests That Measure Transverse Aberrations
    • 4 Tests That Measure Curvature
    • 5 Interferogram Analysis
    • 6 Phase Shifting Interferometry
    • 7 Testing of Aspherical Surfaces

    Chapter Three: Generation of Partially Coherent Beams
    Yangjian Cai, Yahong, Chen, Jiayi Yu, Xianlong Liu and Lin Liu

    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Characterization and Generation of Various Partially Coherent Beams
    • 3 Summary
    • Acknowledgments

    Chapter Four: Optical Models and Symmetries
    Kurt B. Wolf

    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 The Euclidean Group
    • 3 The Fundamental Object of a Model
    • 4 The Geometric Model
    • 5 The Wave and Helmholtz Models
    • 6 Paraxial Models
    • 7 Linear Transformations of Phase Space
    • 8 The Metaxial Regime
    • 9 Discrete Optical Models
    • Appendix A The SU(2) Wigner Function
    • Acknowledgments

    Chapter Five: Classical Coherence of Blackbody Radiation
    Kasimir Blomstedt, Ari T. Friberg and Tero Setala

    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Blackbody Radiation Inside a Cavity
    • 3 Blackbody Radiation in an Aperture
    • 4 Blackbody Radiation in the Far Zone of an Aperture
    • 5 Summary
    • Acknowledgments
    • Appendix A Blackbody Coherence in Cavities
    • Appendix B Derivation of Aperture and Far-Field Mutual Coherence Matrices

Product details

  • No. of pages: 392
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: March 27, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128119990
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128120002

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

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

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