The most comprehensive and up-to-date optics resource availablePrepared 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 www.HandbookofOpticsOnline.com to search all five volumes and download a comprehensive index.
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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.
Table of Contents
Contributors;Brief Contents of All Volumes;Editors' Preface;Preface to Volume V;Glossary and Fundamental Constants;Part 1. Measurements;Chapter 1. Scatterometers;Chapter 2. Spectroscopic Measurements;Part 2. Atmospheric Optics;Chapter 3. Atmospheric Optics;Chapter 4. Imaging Through Atmospheric Turbulence;Chapter 5. Adaptive Optics;Part 3. Modulators; Chapter 6. Acousto-Optic Devices; Chapter 7. Electro-Optic Modulators; Chapter 8. Liquid Crystals; Part 4. Fiber Optics; Chapter 9. Optical Fiber Communication Technology and System Overview;Chapter 10. Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibers; Chapter 11. Photonic Crystal Fibers;Chapter 12. Infrared Fibers; Chapter 13. Sources, Modulators, and Detectors for Fiber Optic Communication Systems; Chapter 14. Optical Fiber Amplifiers; Chapter 15. Fiber Optic Communication Links (Telecom, Datacom, and Analog); Chapter 16. Fiber-Based Couplers; Chapter 17. Fiber Bragg Gratings; Chapter 18. Micro-Optics-Based Components for Networking; Chapter 19. Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers; Chapter 20. Optical Time-Division Multiplexed Communication Networks; Chapter 21. WDM Fiber-Optic Communication Networks; Chapter 22. Solitons in Optical Fiber Communication Systems; Chapter 23. Fiber-Optic Communication Standards; Chapter 24. Optical Fiber Sensors; Chapter 25. High-Power Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers; Part 5. X-Ray and Neutron Optics; SUBPART 5.1: INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATIONS;Chapter 26. An Introduction to X-Ray and Neutron Optics; Chapter 27. Coherent X-Ray Optics and Microscopy; Chapter 28. Requirements for X-Ray Diffraction; Chapter 29. Requirements for X-Ray Fluorescence; Chapter 30. Requirements for X-Ray Spectroscopy; Chapter 31. Requirements for Medical Imaging and X-Ray Inspection; Chapter 32. Requirements for Nuclear Medicine; Chapter 33. Requirements for X-Ray Astronomy; Chapter 34. Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography; Chapter 35. Ray Tracing of X-Ray Optical Systems; Chapter 36. X-Ray Properties of Materials; SUBPART 5.2: REFRACTIVE AND INTERFERENCE OPTICS;Chapter 37. Refractive X-Ray Lenses; Chapter 38. Gratings and Monochromators in the VUV and Soft X-Ray Spectral Region; Chapter 39. Crystal Monochromators and Bent Crystals; Chapter 40. Zone Plates; Chapter 41. Multilayers; Chapter 42. Nanofocusing of Hard X-Rays with Multilayer Laue Lenses; Chapter 43. Polarizing Crystal Optics; SUBPART 5.3: REFLECTIVE OPTICS; Chapter 44. Image Formation with Grazing; Chapter 45. Aberrations for Grazing Incidence Optics; Chapter 46. X-Ray Mirror Metrology; Chapter 47. Astronomical X-Ray Optics; Chapter 48. Multifoil X-Ray Optics; Chapter 49. Pore Optics; Chapter 50. Adaptive X-Ray Optics; Chapter 51. The Schwartzchild Objective; Chapter 52. Single Capillaries; Chapter 53. Polycapillary X-Ray Optics; SUBPART 5.4: X-RAY SOURCES; Chapter 54. X-Ray Tube Sources; Chapter 55. Synchrotron Sources; Chapter 56. Laser-Generated Plasmas; Chapter 57. Pinch Plasma Sources; Chapter 58. X-Ray Lasers;Chapter 59. Inverse Compton X-Ray Sources; SUBPART 5.5: X-RAY DETECTORS; Chapter 60. Introduction to X-Ray Detectors;Chapter 61. Advances in Imaging Detectors; Chapter 62. X-Ray Spectral Detection and Imaging;SUBPART 5.6: NEUTRON OPTICS AND APPLICATIONS; Chapter 63. Neutron Optics; Chapter 64. Grazing-Incidence Neutron Optics; Index