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Handbook of Optics, 2-Volume Set

Optical Society of America

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ISBN 10: 0079118070 / ISBN 13: 9780079118073
Published by McGraw-Hill Professional, 1994
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Title: Handbook of Optics, 2-Volume Set

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

Publication Date: 1994

Book Condition:Good

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This two-volume set features 86 chapters on optics, providing readers with access to basic knowledge concerning every aspect of modern-day optics. References guide readers to the correct sources should more detailed information be required. Volume 1 features discussion of: fundamental optics principles, including geometric, physical and quantum optics; optical sources (such as light-emitting diodes and lasers) and detectors (including energy, waveform and imaging-detection techniques); detection and processing by human vision; design and fabrication, including optical layout techniques and lens-design programmes; optical thin-film coatings; and terrestrial optics. Volume 2 examines: elements, from the traditional to more recently developed components, such as integrated, micro, binary, gradient index, fibre and X-ray optics; instruments, from cameras to optical scanners to FLIR systems; measurements, including theory and method; and optical and physical properties of materials. In addition, each volume features a complete index for both volumes and an extensive glossary.

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"The content is excellent. . .a major and authoritative source for optical scientists and engineers and other professionals."--Optic and Photonics News "The new edition lives up to its claim to be the largest and most comprehensive optics resource available. I treasure the copy on my desk and recommend it for yours."--Yvonne A. Carts, Laser Focus World. Relied upon by optical engineers, technicians, students, and anyone working with or utilizing optics, The Handbook of Optics is simply the most comprehensive reference ever assembled. And now it's also the most convenient and easiest to use. . . The Handbook of Optics CD-ROM is a fully searchable version of Volumes 1 and 2 of the The Handbook of Optics, Second Edition, by the Optical Society of America. Written by 84 leading authorities in the field, it's a tool that effectively puts all 3,500 pages of this indispensable guide right at your fingertips. The Handbook of Optics CD-ROM features: Quick and easy access to the entire contents of Volumes 1 and 2 of The Handbook of Optics, Second Edition on one CD-ROM--the ultimate in convenience; Hyperlink table of contents and full text search capability.

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