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Handbook of Optics Third Edition, 5 Volume Set by Optical Society of America

Handbook of Optics Third Edition, 5 Volume Set


Handbook of Optics Third Edition, 5 Volume Set by Optical Society of America

The most comprehensive and up-to-date optics resource available Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, the five carefully architected and cross-referenced volumes of the Handbook of Optics, Third Edition, contain everything a student, scientist, or engineer requires to actively work in the field. From the design of complex optical systems to world-class research and development methods, this definitive publication provides unparalleled access to the fundamentals of the discipline and its greatest minds.Individual chapters are written by the world's most renowned experts who explain, illustrate, and solve the entire field of optics. Each volume contains a complete chapter listing for the entire Handbook, extensive chapter glossaries, and a wealth of references. This pioneering work offers unprecedented coverage of optics data, techniques, and applications. Volume I covers geometrical and physical optics, polarized light, components, and instruments. Volume II covers design, fabrications, testing, sources, detectors, radiometry, and photometry.Volume III, all in full color, covers vision and vision optics.Volume IV covers optical properties of materials, nonlinear optics, and quantum optics. Volume V covers atmospheric optics, modulators, fiber optics, and x-ray and neutron optics.Visit to search all five volumes and download a comprehensive index.

About the Author

The Optical Society of America is a professional society dedicated to serving optics professionals and academics, in the U.S. and around the world. Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Michael Bass is professor emeritus at the University of Central Florida's Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL).Associate Editors: Dr. Casimer M. DeCusatis is a distinguished engineer and technical executive with IBM Corporation. Dr. Jay Enoch is dean emeritus at the School of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan is professor of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. Dr. Guifang Li is professor of Optics and Electrical/Computing Engineering at the University of Central Florida.Dr. Carolyn MacDonald is a professor at the University at Albany, and director of the Center for X-ray Optics. Dr. Virendra N. Mahajan is a distinguished engineer at The Aerospace Corporation. Dr. Eric Van Stryland is a professor of The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida.

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Publication date

16th December 2009


Optical Society of America

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McGraw-Hill Professional an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe


5600 pages


Applied optics



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