Description

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

Readership

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

Details

No. of pages:
384
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
9780444530233
Electronic ISBN:
9780080931944

Reviews

“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