Engineering Optics (Springer Series in Optical Sciences)

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Engineering Optics is a book for students who want to apply their knowledge of optics to engineering problems, as well as for engineering students who want to acquire the basic principles of optics. It covers such important topics as optical signal processing, holography, tomography, holographic radars, fiber optical communication, electro- and acousto-optic devices, and integrated optics (including optical bistability). Practical examples, such as the video disk, the Fresnel zone plate, and many more, appear throughout the text, together with numerous solved exercises. There is an entirely new section in this updated edition on 3-D imaging.

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Engineering Optics is a book for students who want to apply their knowledge of optics to engineering problems, as well as for engineering students who want to acquire the basic principles of optics. It covers such important topics as optical signal processing, holography, tomography, holographic radars, fiber optical communication, electro- and acousto-optic devices, and integrated optics (including optical bistability). As a basis for understanding these topics, the first few chapters give easy-to-follow explanations of diffraction theory, Fourier transforms, and geometrical optics. Practical examples, such as the video disk, the Fresnel zone plate, and many more, appear throughout the text, together with numerous solved exercises. There is an entirely new section in this updated edition on 3-D imaging.

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Dr Keigo Iizuka is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He was born in Kobe, Japan, and he began his university studies at Kyoto University. He completed his Ph. D at Harvard University, where he also worked for a short while as a research fellow and a lecturer. For the past thiry-five years, he has been a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto.

His research interests have evolved over the years. He began with studies of the properties of antennas, microwave measurements, and microwave holography. These studies served as the foundation for subsequent projects such as the development of an ice surveying radar and a step frequency radar. With the advent of the laser, his studies shifted to the optical frequency range, where once again, his previous work on microwave phenomena served as an excellent foundation for the transition to optical phenomena. In the field of optics, his research includes optical measurement and sensor technology, fiber and integrated optics, the analysis of nonlinear guides, the invention of laser microvision and the Axi-Vision Camera, and 3D displays.

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