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Progress in Optics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444530233, 9780080931944

Progress in Optics, Volume 50

1st Edition

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Series Volume Editor: Emil Wolf
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444530233
eBook ISBN: 9780080931944
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 7th November 2007
Page Count: 384
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Table of Contents

  1. From Millisecond to Attosecond Laser Pulses, N. Bloembergen
    2. Conical Diffraction: Hamilton’s Diabolical point at the Heart of Crystal Optics, M. Berry
    and M.R. Jeffrey
    3. Historical Papers on the Particle Concept of Light, O. Keller
    4. Field Quantization in Optics, P. Milonni
    5. The History of Near-Field Optics, L. Novotny
    6. Light Tunneling, H.M. Nussenzveig
    7. The Influence of Young’s Interference Experiment on the Development of Statistical Optics, E. Wolf
    8. Planck, Photon Statistics, and Bose-Einstein Condensation, D.M. Greenberger, N. Erez, M.O. Scully, A.A. Svidzinsky and S. Zubairy
    Author index for Volume 50
    Subject index for Volume 50
    Contents of previous volumes
    Cumulative index - Volumes 1-50


In the fourty-six years that have gone by since the first volume of Progress in Optics was published, optics has become one of the most dynamic fields of science. The volumes in this series which have appeared up to now contain nearly 300 review articles by distinguished research workers, which have become permanent records for many important developments.

Key Features

  • Historical Overview
  • Attosecond Laser Pulses
  • History of Conical Refraction
  • Particle Concept of Light
  • Field Quantization in Optics
  • History of Near-Field Optics
  • History of Tunneling
  • Influence of Young's Interference Experiment on Development of Statistical optics
  • Planck, Photon Statistics and Bose-Einstein Condensation


Researchers, professors, (post) graduate students, Academic and corporate libraries in the field of optics


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"No volume of Progress in Optics needs a long review: you just need to know that a new one has appeared and to make sure your librarian has a standing order." --Applied Optics

"Such is the standard of the series PROGRESS IN OPTICS that the arrival of a further volume is cause for celebration: one is never disappointed. As usual ... the authors are generally people who have themselves made valuable contributions to their fields of study, leading to articles with the stamp of authority." --Optica Acta, now Journal of Modern Optics

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About the Series Volume Editor

Emil Wolf

Professor Wolf works at the University of Rochester, NY, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Rochester, NY, USA