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A History of the Photographic Lens (Hardcover): Rudolf Kingslake A History of the Photographic Lens (Hardcover)
Rudolf Kingslake
R1,094 Discovery Miles 10 940 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The lens is generally the most expensive and least understood part of any camera. In this book, Rudolf Kingslake traces the historical development of the various types of lenses from Daguerre's invention of photography in 1839 through lenses commonly used today.
From an early lens still being manufactured for use in low-cost cameras to designs made possible through such innovations as lens coating, rare-earth glasses, and computer aided lens design and testing, the author details each major advance in design and fabrication. The book explains how and why each new lens type was developed, and why most of them have since been abandoned. This authoritative history of lens technology also includes brief biographies of several outstanding lens designers and manufacturers of the past.

Specialty Optical Fibers Handbook (Hardcover): Alexis Mendez, T. F. Morse Specialty Optical Fibers Handbook (Hardcover)
Alexis Mendez, T. F. Morse
R2,980 Discovery Miles 29 800 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book is a comprehensive contributed volume that aims to describe and explain the design, fabrication, operating characteristics, and specific applications of the most popular and useful types of specialty optical fibers. These "specialty fibers" include any kind of optical fiber that has been architecturally manipulated to diverge from a conventional structure. For instance, metal-coated fibers can be utilized for bandwidth improvement, and hollow core fibers offer more controllable dispersion for sensitive medical procedures.
Applications for these specialty fibers abound in the biomedical, sensors, and industrial fields, as well as in more traditional communications capacities. This book will act as a specialty fiber "guided tour," hosted by the top names in the discipline. The globally renowned editors, Drs. Mendez and Morse, have extensive experience in research, academia, and industry.
*Completely covers biomedical and industrial sensor technology with emphasis on real world applications
*Comparative studies of pros and cons of all fiber types with relation to test and measurement, mechanical properties and strength, and reliability
*Easy to access essential facts and details at the begining of each chapter

Optics - Principles and Applications (Hardcover): Kailash K. Sharma Optics - Principles and Applications (Hardcover)
Kailash K. Sharma
R2,496 Discovery Miles 24 960 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Optical technology is essential to communications and medical technology. K.K. Sharma has written a comprehensive volume on optics. Beginning with introductory ideas and equations, Sharma takes the reader through the world of optics detailing problems encountered, advanced subjects, and actual applications. Elegantly written, this book rigorously examines optics with over 300 illustrations and several problems in each chapter. The book begins with light propagation in anisotropic media considered much later in most books. Sharma has started with this because it provides a more general and beautiful example of light propagation.
Nearly one third of the book deals with applications of optics. This simple idea of merging the sometimes overwhelming and dry subject of optics with real world applications will create better future engineers. It will make 'optics' jump off the page for readers and they will see it take shape in the world around them. In presenting optics practically, as well as theoretically, readers will come away not only with a complete knowledge base but a context in which to place it.
FOR INSTRUCTORS: To obtain access to the solutions manual for this title simply register on our textbook website (textbooks.elsevier.com)and request access to the Electronics and Electrical Engineering subject area. Once approved (usually within one business day) you will be able to access all of the instructor-only materials through the "Instructor Manual" link on this book's academic web page at textbooks.elsevier.com.
*Strong emphasis on applications to demonstrate the relevance of the theory
*Includes chapter on problem solving of ray deviations, focusing errors, anddistortion
*Problems are included at the end of each chapter for thorough understanding of this dense subject matter

Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Katsunari Okamoto Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Katsunari Okamoto
R2,147 R1,994 Discovery Miles 19 940 Save R153 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides" is an essential resource for any researcher, professional or student involved in optics and communications engineering. Any reader interested in designing or actively working with optical devices must have a firm grasp of the principles of lightwave propagation. Katsunari Okamoto has presented this difficult technology clearly and concisely with several illustrations and equations. Optical theory encompassed in this reference includes coupled mode theory, nonlinear optical effects, finite element method, beam propagation method, staircase concatenation method, along with several central theorems and formulas.
Since the publication of the well-received first edition of this book, planar lightwave circuits and photonic crystal fibers have fully matured. With this second edition the advances of these fibers along with other improvements on existing optical technologies are completely detailed. This comprehensive volume enables readers to fully analyze, design and simulate optical atmospheres.
* Exceptional new chapter on Arrayed-Waveguide Grating (AWG)
* In depth discussion of Photonic Crystal Fibers (PCFs)
* Thorough explanation of Multimode Interference Devices (MMI)
* Full coverage of polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD)

Nonlinear Optics (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Robert W. Boyd Nonlinear Optics (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Robert W. Boyd
R1,813 Discovery Miles 18 130 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Nonlinear optics is the study of the interaction of intense laser light with matter. The third edition of this textbook has been rewritten to conform to the standard SI system of units and includes comprehensively updated material on the latest developments in the field.
The book introduces the entire field of optical physics and specifically the area of nonlinear optics. It focuses on the fundamental issues including the electromagnetic origin of optical phenomena, the quantum mechanical description of the optical properties of matter, the role of spatial symmetries in determining the optical response, causality and Kramers Kronig relations, and ultrafast and high intensity optical effects. The book also covers applied aspects of nonlinear optics such as harmonic generation, the operation of parametric oscillators, optical switching, photonics, materials issues in nonlinear optics, and processes such as laser damage that can restrict the use of nonlinear optics.
This edition contains new material on:
- Applications of harmonic generation including applications within the fields of microscopy and biophotonics
- Electromagnetically induced transparency
- Spectroscopy based on coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS)

Nonlinear Optics appeals to a wide audience of physics, optics, and electrical engineering students, as well as to working researchers and engineers. Those in related fields, such as materials science and chemistry, will also find this book of particular interest.
* Presents an introduction to the entire field of optical physics from the perspective of nonlinear optics.
* Combines first rate pedagogy with a treatment of fundamental aspects ofnonlinear optics
* Covers all the latest topics and technology in this ever-evolving industry
* Strong emphasis on the fundamentals

Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Hardcover, 5th edition): Govind Agrawal Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Hardcover, 5th edition)
Govind Agrawal
R1,815 Discovery Miles 18 150 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Since the 4e appeared, a fast evolution of the field has occurred. The 5e of this classic work provides an up-to-date account of the nonlinear phenomena occurring inside optical fibers, the basis of all our telecommunications infastructure as well as being used in the medical field.

Reflecting the big developments in research, this new edition includes major new content: slow light effects, which offers a reduction in noise and power consumption and more ordered network traffic-stimulated Brillouin scattering; vectorial treatment of highly nonlinear fibers; and a brand new chapter on supercontinuum generation in optical fibers.
Continues to be industry bestseller providing unique source of comprehensive coverage on the subject of nonlinear fiber optics Updated coverage of intrapulse Raman scattering, four-wave mixing, and Harmonic Generation Includes a new chapter excusively devotedto supercontinuum generation in optical fibers

Lens Design Fundamentals (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Rudolf Kingslake, R.Barry Johnson Lens Design Fundamentals (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Rudolf Kingslake, R.Barry Johnson
R2,579 Discovery Miles 25 790 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the substantial changes in the field since its publication in 1978Strong emphasis on how to effectively use software design packages, indispensable to today s lens designerMany new lens design problems and examples - ranging from simple lenses to complex zoom lenses and mirror systems - give insight for both the newcomer and specialist in the field

Rudolf Kingslake is regarded as the American father of lens design; his book, not revised since its publication in 1978, is viewed as a classic in the field. Naturally, the area has developed considerably since the book was published, the most obvious changes being the availability of powerful lens design software packages, theoretical advances, and new surface fabrication technologies.

This book provides the skills and knowledge to move into the exciting world of contemporary lens design and develop practical lenses needed for the great variety of 21st-century applications. Continuing to focus on fundamental methods and procedures of lens design, this revision by R. Barry Johnson of a classic modernizes symbology and nomenclature, improves conceptual clarity, broadens the study of aberrations, enhances discussion of multi-mirror systems, adds tilted and decentered systems with eccentric pupils, explores use of aberrations in the optimization process, enlarges field flattener concepts, expands discussion of image analysis, includes many new exemplary examples to illustrate concepts, and much more.

Optical engineers working in lens design will find this book an invaluable guide to lens design in traditional and emerging areas of application; it is also suited to advanced undergraduate or graduate course in lens design principles and as a self-learning tutorial and reference for the practitioner.

Rudolf Kingslake (1903-2003) was a founding faculty member of the Institute of Optics at The University of Rochester (1929) and remained teaching until 1983. Concurrently, in 1937 he became head of the lens design department at Eastman Kodak until his retirement in 1969. Dr. Kingslake published numerous papers, books, and was awarded many patents. He was a Fellow of SPIE and OSA, and an OSA President (1947-48). He was awarded the Progress Medal from SMPTE (1978), the Frederic Ives Medal (1973), and the Gold Medal of SPIE (1980).

R. Barry Johnson has been involved for over 40 years in lens design, optical systems design, and electro-optical systems engineering. He has been a faculty member at three academic institutions engaged in optics education and research, co-founder of the Center for Applied Optics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, employed by a number of companies, and provided consulting services. Dr. Johnson is an SPIE Fellow and Life Member, OSA Fellow, and an SPIE President (1987). He published numerous papers and has been awarded many patents. Dr. Johnson was founder and Chairman of the SPIE Lens Design Working Group (1988-2002), is an active Program Committee member of the International Optical Design Conference, and perennial co-chair of the annual SPIE Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering Conference.
Thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the substantial changes in the field since its publication in 1978Strong emphasis on how to effectively use software design packages, indispensable to today s lens designerMany new lens design problems and examples - ranging from simple lenses to complex zoom lenses and mirror systems - give insight for both the newcomer and specialist in the field"

Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Jean-Claude Diels, Wolfgang Rudolph Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Jean-Claude Diels, Wolfgang Rudolph; Edited by Paul F. Liao, Paul Kelley
R3,088 Discovery Miles 30 880 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena serves as an introduction to the phenomena of ultrashort laser pulses and describes how this technology can be applied in areas such as spectroscopy, medical imaging, electromagnetism, optics, and quantum physics. Combining the principles with experimental techniques, the book serves as a guide to designing and constructing femtosecond systems.
The second edition has updated and expanded its content, and includes more examples of ultrashort sources and a more comprehensive fundamentals chapter. Diagnostic techniques and applications involving sensors, mode-locked lasers, and imaging have been fully revised to include current technologies.
Written in a tutorial style, this book is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as engineers and scientists working in the areas of optics, spectroscopy, optical imaging, photochemistry, and ultrafast science and engineering.
*Provides an easy to follow guide through "faster than electronics" probing and detection methods
*THE manual on designing and constructing femtosecond systems and experiments
*Discusses essential technology for applications in micro-machining, femtochemistry, and medical imaging

Fiber Optic Essentials (Hardcover): Casimer DeCusatis, Carolyn J. Sher DeCusatis Fiber Optic Essentials (Hardcover)
Casimer DeCusatis, Carolyn J. Sher DeCusatis
R1,654 Discovery Miles 16 540 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book is a MUST for everyone in and around the optics community!
"Fiber Optic Essentials" provides professionals and students new to the field of fiber optics with a high-level knowledge of principles, theories and applications. This primer can also be used as a succinct overview of optics for those with some engineering and physics background. Individuals involved with optics in non-traditional capacities such as in marketing and legal departments will find this volume introduces basic concepts completely in an easy to read format.
Casimer and Carolyn DeCusatis have provided a concise resource with compact chapters and minimal equations conveying this complex topic in a straightforward and clear-cut style. Included in this book are chapters on fibers, cables, connectors, transmitters, modulators, noise, and optical link design. Concluding this reference are three indispensable appendices covering extensive definitions, acronyms (including initials and commonly used slang), measurement conversions and physical constants. This author team has produced a book that has truly shed light on this difficult subject.
* Comprehensively covers basic fiber optic 'facts'
* Explains how optics relate to everyday life
* Details fiber optic communication standards
* Chapter included on medical applications
* Timeline traces the history of optics with major milestones

Practical Optics (Hardcover, New): Naftaly Menn Practical Optics (Hardcover, New)
Naftaly Menn
R2,235 Discovery Miles 22 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Practical Optics bridges the gap between what students learn in optical engineering curricula and the problems they realistically will face as optical engineering practitioners, in a variety of high-tech industries. A broad range of topics from modern optical engineering are addressed, ranging from geometrical optics and basic layout of electro-optical instruments, to the theory of imaging, radiation sources and radiation sensors, spectroscopy, and color vision and description of optical methods for measurements of numerous physical parameters (temperature, flow velocity, distances, roughness of surfaces, etc.).
- Condensed background information related to most topics of modern Electro-Optics and Optical Engineering.
- Coverage of each topic includes examples and problems, most of which are original and derived from realistic, high-tech projects.
- Detailed solutions are provided for every problem, both theoretical and numerical; many readers will probably start with the problems/solutions and then read the background if necessary.
- Coverage includes some topics rarely covered in Optics textbooks, such as non-contact measurements of temperature, velocity, or color.

Practical Fiber Optics (Paperback): David Bailey, Edwin Wright Practical Fiber Optics (Paperback)
David Bailey, Edwin Wright
R1,424 Discovery Miles 14 240 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Readers will use this knowledge to develop the required techniques for design, installation and maintenance of their own fiber optic systems.
* Ideal for those with some background in communications but without previous knowledge of fiber optics
* Provides a comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of fiber optic systems and their individual components
* Places emphasis on practical techniques of component installation and system design

Semiconductor Lasers I - Fundamentals (Hardcover): Eli Kapon Semiconductor Lasers I - Fundamentals (Hardcover)
Eli Kapon
R3,517 Discovery Miles 35 170 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book covers the device physics of semiconductor lasers in five chapters written by recognized experts in this field. The volume begins by introducing the basic mechanisms of optical gain in semiconductors and the role of quantum confinement in modern quantum well diode lasers. Subsequent chapters treat the effects of built-in strain, one of the important recent advances in the technology of these lasers, and the physical mechanisms underlying the dynamics and high speed modulation of these devices. The book concludes with chapters addressing the control of photon states in squeezed-light and microcavity structures, and electron states in low dimensional quantum wire and quantum dot lasers.
The book offers useful information for both readers unfamiliar with semiconductor lasers, through the introductory parts of each chapter, as well as a state-of-the-art discussion of some of the most advanced semiconductor laser structures, intended for readers engaged in research in this field. This book may also serve as an introduction for the companion volume, Semiconductor Lasers II: Materials and Structures, which presents further details on the different material systems and laser structures used for achieving specific diode laser performance features.

* Introduces the reader to the basics of semiconductor lasers
* Covers the fundamentals of lasing in semiconductors, including quantum confined and microcavity structures
* Beneficial to readers interested in the more general aspects of semiconductor physics and optoelectronic devices, such as quantum confined heterostructures and integrated optics
* Each chapter contains a thorough introduction to the topic geared toward the non-expert, followed by an in-depth discussion of current technology and future trends
* Useful for professionals engaged in research and development
* Contains numerous schematic and data-containing illustrations

Industrial Applications of Lasers (Hardcover, 2nd edition): John F. Ready Industrial Applications of Lasers (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
John F. Ready
R5,556 Discovery Miles 55 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A practical book with a variety of uses, this book can help applications engineers spark problem-solving techniques through the use of lasers. Industrial Application of Lasers, Second Edition takes the reader through laser fundamentals, unusual properties of laser light, types of practical lasers available, and commonly used accessory equipment. The book also applies this information to existing and developing applications. Current uses of lasers, including laser welding and cutting, electronic fabrication techniques, lightwave communications, laser-based applications in alignment, surveying, and metrology are all covered as well as discussing the potential for future applications such as all-optical computers, remote environmental monitoring, and laser-assisted thermonuclear fusion.
Key Features
* Explains basic laser fundamentals as well as emphasizing how lasers are used for real applications in industry
* Describes the importance of laser safety
* Discusses potentially important future applications such as remote environmental monitoring
* Includes rare expert lore and opinion

Introduction to Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Norman B. Colthup, Lawrence H. Daly, Stephen E.... Introduction to Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Norman B. Colthup, Lawrence H. Daly, Stephen E. Wiberley
R1,649 Discovery Miles 16 490 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Now in its third edition, this classic text covers many aspects of infrared and Raman spectroscopy that are critical to the chemist doing structural or compositional analysis. This work includes practical and theoretical approaches to spectral interpretation as well as a discussion of experimental techniques. Emphasis is given to group frequencies, which are studied in detailed discussions, extensive tables, and over 600 carefully chosen and interpreted spectral examples. Also featured is a unique treatment of group frequencies that stresses their mechanical origin. This qualitative approach to vibrational analysis helps to simplify spectral interpretation.
Additional topics include basic instrumental components and sampling techniques, quantitative analysis, Raman polarization data, infrared gas contours, and polarized IR studies, among others.
Key Features
* Focuses on group frequency correlations and how to use them in spectral interpretation
* Revised and updated by a pioneer in the field, Norman Colthup, who for thirty years has served as an expert lecturer for the Fisk Infrared Institute
* Explores new group frequency studies in aromatics, alkanes and olefins, among others
* Includes completely updated section on instrumentation

Polarized Light in Optics and Spectroscopy (Hardcover): David S. Kliger, James W. Lewis Polarized Light in Optics and Spectroscopy (Hardcover)
David S. Kliger, James W. Lewis
R1,633 Discovery Miles 16 330 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This comprehensive introduction to polarized light provides students and researchers with the background and the specialized knowledge needed to fully utilize polarized light. It provides a basic introduction to the interaction of light with matter for those unfamiliar with photochemistry and photophysics. An in-depth discussion of polarizing optics is also given. Different analytical techniques are introduced and compared and introductions to the use of polarized light in various forms of spectroscopy are provided.
Key Features
* Starts at a basic level and develops tools for research problems
* Discusses practical devices for controlling polarized light
* Compares the Jones, Mueller, and Poincare sphere methods of analysis

Laser Microfabrication - Thin Film Processes and Lithography (Hardcover): Daniel J. Ehrlich, Jeffrey Y. Tsao Laser Microfabrication - Thin Film Processes and Lithography (Hardcover)
Daniel J. Ehrlich, Jeffrey Y. Tsao
R2,108 Discovery Miles 21 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book reviews the solid core of fundamental scientific knowledge on laser-stimulated surface chemistry that has accumulated over the past few years. It provides a useful overview for the student and interested non-expert as well as essential reference data (photodissociation cross sections, thermochemical constants, etc.) for the active researcher.

Passive Optical Networks - Principles and Practice (Hardcover): Cedric F. Lam Passive Optical Networks - Principles and Practice (Hardcover)
Cedric F. Lam
R1,870 Discovery Miles 18 700 Out of stock

Passive optical network (PON) technologies have become an important broadband access technology as a result of the growing demand for bandwidth-hungry video-on-demand applications. Written by the leading researchers and industry experts in the field, this book provides coherent coverage of networking technologies, fiber optic transmission technologies, as well as the electronics involved in PON system development.
* An in-depth overview of PON technologies and the potential applications that they enable
* Comprehensive review of all major PON standards and architecture evolutions, as well as their pros and cons
* Balanced coverage of recent research findings with economic and engineering considerations
* Presents system issues of protocols, performance, management and protection
* Extensive references to standards and research materials for further studies
This book provides an authoritative overview of PON technologies and system requirements and is ideal for engineers and managers in industry, university researchers, and graduate students.
*Balances treatment of the optical technologies with systems issues such as protocols, performance, management and protection
*Covers latest developments in WDM-PONS, protection switching, dynamic bandwidth allocation
*Practical coverage with a chapter on PON applications and deployment
*Case studies on implementing PONs

Laser Pioneers (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Jeff Hecht Laser Pioneers (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Jeff Hecht
R1,201 Discovery Miles 12 010 Out of stock

This work presents the intriguing story of laser technology development through interviews with the scientists who made history with their groundbreaking research. Laser Pioneers, Revised Edition, describes a race for innovative laser technologies that resulted in several Nobel Prizes and one of the most bitter patent fights of the twentieth century. This book makes fascinating reading for anyone involved with physics, engineering, optics, lasers, or the history of science--or anyone simply interested in the process of invention.
Key Features
* Contains interviews with 15 key scientists in laser research and development
* Provides an extensive overview of laser history
* Includes interviews with three Nobel Prize winners

Applied Photonics (Hardcover): Chai Yeh Applied Photonics (Hardcover)
Chai Yeh
R1,204 Discovery Miles 12 040 Out of stock

Photonic circuitry is the first-choice technological advancement recognized by the telecommunications industry. Due to the speed, strength, and clarity of signal, photonic circuits are rapidly replacing electronic circuits in a range of applications. Applied Photonics is a state-of-the-art reference book that describes the fundamental physical concept of photonics and examines the most current information available in the photonics field. Cutting-edge developments in semiconductors, optical switches, and solitons are presented in a readable and easily understandable style, making this volume accessible, if not essential, reading for practicing engineers and scientists.
Key Features
* Introduces the concept of nonlinear interaction of photons with matters, photons, and phonons
* Covers recent developments of semiconductor lasers and detectors in the communications field
* Discusses the development of nonlinear devices, including optical amplifiers, solitons, and phase conjugators, as well as the development of photonic components, switches, interconnects, and image processing devices

Tunable Lasers Handbook (Hardcover): F.J. Duarte Tunable Lasers Handbook (Hardcover)
F.J. Duarte
R2,669 Discovery Miles 26 690 Out of stock

Many laser applications depend on the ability of a particular laser to be frequency tunable. Among the many different types of frequency tunable lasers are: dye lasers, excimer lasers, and semiconductor lasers. Thisbook gives active researchers and engineers the practical information they need to choose an appropriate tunable laser for their particular applications.
Key Features
* Presents a unified and integrated perspective on tunable lasers
* Includes sources spanning the electromagnetic spectrum from the UV to the FIR
* Contains 182 figures and 68 tables
* Provides coverage of optical parametric oscillators and tunable gas, liquid, solid state, and semiconductor lasers

Guided Wave Optical Components and Devices - Basics, Technology, and Applications (Hardcover): Bishnu P. Pal Guided Wave Optical Components and Devices - Basics, Technology, and Applications (Hardcover)
Bishnu P. Pal
R1,571 Discovery Miles 15 710 Out of stock

The book provides a comprehensive, lucid, and clear introduction to the world of guided wave optical components and devices. Bishnu Pal has collaborated with some of the greatest minds in optics to create a truly inclusive treatise on this contemporary topic. Written by leaders in the field, this book delivers cutting-edge research and essential information for professionals, researchers, and students on emerging topics like microstructured fibers, broadband fibers, polymer fiber components and waveguides, acousto-optic interactions in fibers, higher order mode fibers, nonlinear and parametric process in fibers, revolutionary effects of erbium doped and Raman fiber amplifiers in DWDM and CATV networks, all-fiber network branching component technology platforms like fused fiber couplers, fiber gratings, and side-polished fiber half-couplers, arrayed waveguides, optical MEMS, fiber sensing technologies including safety, civil structural health monitoring, and gyroscope applications.

* Accessible introduction to wide range of topics relating to established and emerging optical components.
* Single-source reference for graduate students in optical engineering and newcomer practitioners, focused on components.
* Extensive bibliographical information included so readers can get a broad introduction to a variety of optical components and their applications in an optical network.

WDM Technologies: Active Optical Components (Hardcover): Masahiko Fujiwara, Niloy K. Dutta, Achyut K. Dutta WDM Technologies: Active Optical Components (Hardcover)
Masahiko Fujiwara, Niloy K. Dutta, Achyut K. Dutta
R2,813 Discovery Miles 28 130 Out of stock

Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology relies on the fact that optical fibres can carry many wavelengths of light without interaction between each wavelength. Thus, a single fibre can carry many separate wavelength signals or channels simultaneously. This title covers all key active optical components required for current and next generation communication systems.;Its aim is to help the reader to choose the right device for a given system application, as well as aiding engineers working in optical communication area, (from system to component) to understand the principle and mechanics of each key component they deal with for optical system design. It covers different laser diodes as transmitter and pumping sources, different modulators and different photodetectors, and highlights the operating principles of each component, fabrication technologies and packaging/module technologies.

Astronomical Optics (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Daniel J. Schroeder Astronomical Optics (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Daniel J. Schroeder
R2,690 R2,550 Discovery Miles 25 500 Save R140 (5%) Out of stock

This book provides a unified treatment of the characteristics of telescopes of all types, both those whose performance is set by geometrical aberrations and the effect of the atmosphere, and those diffraction-limited telescopes designed for observations from above the atmosphere. The emphasis throughout is on basic principles, such as Fermat's principle, and their application to optical systems specifically designed to image distant celestial sources.
The book also contains thorough discussions of the principles underlying all spectroscopic instrumentation, with special emphasis on grating instruments used with telescopes. An introduction to adaptive optics provides the needed background for further inquiry into this rapidly developing area.

* Geometrical aberration theory based on Fermat's principle
* Diffraction theory and transfer function approach to near-perfect telescopes
* Thorough discussion of 2-mirror telescopes, including misalignments
* Basic principles of spectrometry; grating and echelle instruments
* Schmidt and other catadioptric telescopes
* Principles of adaptive optics
* Over 220 figures and nearly 90 summary tables

Electrooptics - Phenomena, Materials and Applications (Hardcover): Jose Manuel Cabrera, Fernando Agullo-Rueda Electrooptics - Phenomena, Materials and Applications (Hardcover)
Jose Manuel Cabrera, Fernando Agullo-Rueda
R4,869 Discovery Miles 48 690 Out of stock

This book introduces the fundamental concepts and phenomena of electrooptics at an undergraduate and graduate level. It establishes the intimate connection with nonlinear optics that provides the natural framework for an advanced description.;A broad overview of inorganic materials, including ceramics and novel single crystals, such as KTP and BBO, is presented. Some key materials such and LiNbO3 are discussed in detail. Liquid crystals and ferroelectric liquid crystals are also described at some length, and attention is paid to recent developments in the field of molecular materials (polymers, LB filins and so on).;A special chapter is devoted to the promising field of semiconductor nanostructures, with interesting electrooptic effects associated to quantum confinement. Waveguide and integrated optics device, presenting specific theoretical and practical features, constitute another chapter. Photorefractive processes and materials are, finally, discussed as a relevant outcome of the synergy between electrooptics and photoconductivity.;Applications of all these phenomena to a variety of devices, from deflectors to spacial light modulators, are described. Extensive tables make the b

Trends in Optical Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection (Hardcover, 1st ed): P.K. Rastogi, Daniele Inaudi Trends in Optical Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection (Hardcover, 1st ed)
P.K. Rastogi, Daniele Inaudi
R7,007 Discovery Miles 70 070 Out of stock

This book covers a wide range of measurement techniques broadly referred to as Optical Metrology, with emphasis on their applications to nondestructive testing. If we look separately at each of the two terms making the generic name Optical Metrology, we find a link to two of the most distinctive aspects of humans: a particularly well developed sense of vision and a desire to classify things using numbers and rules.
Of all our five senses, vision is certainly the most developed and the closest to the rational part of our brain. It can be argued that our memory is strongly dependent on images and the brain is particularly good at processing the stimuli received from these images to extract information. Measuring, sizing and counting are, on the other hand, among the fundamental building blocks of modern society. The use of abstract quantities like size, value or intensity has simplified the description of complex enquiry and is the basis of modern science and economy. Hence, it would seem natural that the combination of two such basic aspects should result in the birth of a new field of science. However, it is known that his has not been the case. Optical Metrology remains classified as a group of special techniques used mainly in niche applications. Optical Metrology may be rightly described as an ensemble of techniques in which fields such as physics, electrical and mechanical engineering, and computer science merge and blend in new ways.
This book is intended as a tribute to the career of Professor Leopold Pflug. By looking back at his lifelong commitment to the application of optical metrology to the service of engineering sciences, more particularly devoted to the observation of the real behavior of structural components, one can retrace the major revolutions that have taken place in this domain. Starting his activity in 1971 as the head of the Laboratory for Stress Analysis at the EPFL in Switzerland, he first employed photoelasticity as a tool to improve the understanding of the real behavior of complex structures. However he soon recognized the necessity of working with the real materials used to build these structures instead of on replicas made of optically birefringent materials. He then focussed on the use of moire techniques which sparked his fascination with laser-based holography and speckle-based methods. The advent of information technology led him to open up to the use of ESPI and digital image processing techniques. Finally, in the mid 1990s he became interested in the use of optical fibers as a tool for sensing deformations inside structures, not only on their surfaces as in the case of whole-field methods. It is interesting to note the parallel in the evolution of optical metrology vis a vis developments in other fields: the development of lasers led to holographic interferometry, the availability of frame-grabbers led to ESPI and the emergence of fiber optic communications opened the way to the development of fiber optic sensors. This puts in sharp perspective the strong dependence of optical metrology on the latest technology for its development. Also interesting to note is that all fields in optical metrology touched upon by Professor Pflug are still of great relevance, as shown by the contributions in this volume.
This book is, however, not intended as a commemoration, rather as an occasion to review the trends and undercurrents that are driving the field of optical metrology, with emphasis on nondestructive testing. All the authors were asked to summarize the recent achievements in their respective fields and to speculate about the future. As a result it has become apparent that it is difficult although not impossible to spot general trends in these disparate fields. Optical metrology has considerably benefited from some of the most important innovations of the recent past: lasers, computers and fiber optics communication, all of which found their direct inspiration from the developments in the world of electronics.
In recent years we have also witnessed a shift of power from states to corporations. This has created the need to produce quick results useful to industry. Optical nondestructive testing has certainly adapted to this evolution, and several contributions in this book show that the researchers in this field understand the importance of developing technology that can be used by the industry to solve specific problems. We should also not forget that optical nondestructive testing is essentially a "service technology" and should as such not only focus on serving its clients in the best possible way, but also should continually emphasize, extend and enhance its services to new users still unaware of its potential. Hopefully this book will help in spreading awareness of the potentials of optical metrology and in focusing on the challenges of the future.

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