Progress in Optics

Progress in Optics

1st Edition - November 23, 2011

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  • Editor: Emil Wolf
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444543035

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In the 50 years 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 that have appeared up to now contain 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.

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  • Comprehensive, in-depth reviews
  • Edited by the leading authority in the field
  • Q1 in Thomson JCR ranking


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

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1. Space-Time Analogies in Optics
    1. Introduction
    2. Ultrashort Light Pulse Propagation in Dispersive Homogeneous Media
    3. First-Order Approximation: Space-Time Analogy
    4. Elements and their Implementations
    5. Coherent Ultra-High-Speed Optical Systems and their Applications
    6. Temporal Optics in the Noncoherent Regime
    7. Temporal Optics in the Two-Photon Regime
    8. Conclusions

    2. Unconventional Polarization States
    1. Introduction
    2. Superposition Principles and Interferometric Methods
    3. Direct Methods
    4. Generalized Beam-Like Polarization States
    5. Nonparaxial Propagation and Focusing
    6. Surfaces, Edges, and Particles
    7. Unconventional Polarization States in Nonlinear Optics
    8. Partially Coherent Polarization Vortices
    9. Summary and Acknowledgments

    3. Quantum Scissors – Finite-Dimensional States Engineering
    1. Introduction
    2. Finite-Dimensional Quantum States
    3. Linear Quantum Scissors
    4. Nonlinear Quantum Scissors

    4. Polarization and Spectral Properties of Biphotons
    1. Introduction
    2. Biphotons and How to Produce Them
    3. Measurements on Biphotons
    4. Spectral Properties
    5. Polarization Properties
    6. Beyond Biphotons
    7. Conclusion

    5. Engineering Nonlinear Optic Sources of Photonic Entanglement
    1. Introduction
    2. Quantum Nonlinear Optics
    3. Spontaneous Parametric Down Conversion
    4. Four-Wave Mixing
    5. Quantum Technologies
    6. Conclusions
    Author Index for Volume 56
    Subject Index for Volume 56
    Contents of Previous Volumes
    Cumulative Index – Volumes 1–56

Product details

  • No. of pages: 404
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2011
  • Published: November 23, 2011
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444543035

About the Serial Editor

Emil Wolf

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

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University of Rochester, NY, USA

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