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Theoretical Optics: An Introduction, 2nd, Revised and Enlarged Edition

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Theoretical Optics: An Introduction, 2nd, Revised and Enlarged Edition

Hartmann Römer

ISBN: 978-3-527-40776-7 March 2009 388 Pages

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Filling the gap between optics textbooks for students and scientific literature in optics, this revised and enlarged second edition provides a solid yet concise introduction to the topic. Starting from basic electrodynamics, it comprises nonlinear optics and light-matter interaction, as well as modern topics in quantum optics, including entanglement, cryptography, and quantum computation.
With over thirty years of experience in research and teaching theoretical optics, the author goes way beyond the scope of traditional lectures, enabling readers to keep up with the current state of knowledge. Both in terms of content and presentation, this is essential reading for graduate and PhD students and a valuable reference for researchers.
1. A short survey of the history of optics
2. The electrodynamics of continuous media
3. Linear waves in homogeneous media
4. Crystal optics
5. Electro-, magneto-, and elastooptical phenomena
6. Foundations of nonlinear optics
7. Short-wave asymptotics
8. Geometrical optics
9. Geometric theory of caustics
10. Diffraction theory
11. Holography
12. Coherence theory
13. Quantum states of the electromagnetic field
14. Detection of radiation fields
15. Interaction of radiation and matter
16. Quantum optics and fundamental quantum theory
* chapter on quantum optics will be updated and linked more thoroughly to the other chapters of the book
* update of subchapter on holographic storage media
"It is the modern mathematical approach to so many classical subjects which makes this book outstanding and unique [...] ...for more experienced and mathematically interested readers, the book is highly recommended."
Mathematical Reviews (on first edition)