Optics for Engineers

  • Filename: optics-for-engineers.
  • ISBN: 9781439807255
  • Release Date: 2011-08-09
  • Number of pages: 558
  • Author: Charles A. DiMarzio
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The field of optics has become central to major developments in medical imaging, remote sensing, communication, micro- and nanofabrication, and consumer technology, among other areas. Applications of optics are now found in products such as laser printers, bar-code scanners, and even mobile phones. There is a growing need for engineers to understand the principles of optics in order to develop new instruments and improve existing optical instrumentation. Based on a graduate course taught at Northeastern University, Optics for Engineers provides a rigorous, practical introduction to the field of optics. Drawing on his experience in industry, the author presents the fundamentals of optics related to the problems encountered by engineers and researchers in designing and analyzing optical systems. Beginning with a history of optics, the book introduces Maxwell’s equations, the wave equation, and the eikonal equation, which form the mathematical basis of the field of optics. It then leads readers through a discussion of geometric optics that is essential to most optics projects. The book also lays out the fundamentals of physical optics—polarization, interference, and diffraction—in sufficient depth to enable readers to solve many realistic problems. It continues the discussion of diffraction with some closed-form expressions for the important case of Gaussian beams. A chapter on coherence guides readers in understanding the applicability of the results in previous chapters and sets the stage for an exploration of Fourier optics. Addressing the importance of the measurement and quantification of light in determining the performance limits of optical systems, the book then covers radiometry, photometry, and optical detection. It also introduces nonlinear optics. This comprehensive reference includes downloadable MATLAB® code as well as numerous problems, examples, and illustrations. An introductory text for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, it is also a useful resource for researchers and engineers developing optical systems.

Quantum Optics for Engineers

  • Filename: quantum-optics-for-engineers.
  • ISBN: 9781439888544
  • Release Date: 2013-11-25
  • Number of pages: 444
  • Author: F.J. Duarte
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Quantum Optics for Engineers provides a transparent and methodical introduction to quantum optics via the Dirac's bra–ket notation with an emphasis on practical applications and basic aspects of quantum mechanics such as Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and Schrodinger's equation. Self-contained and using mainly first-year calculus and algebra tools, the book: Illustrates the interferometric quantum origin of fundamental optical principles such as diffraction, refraction, and reflection Provides a transparent introduction, via Dirac's notation, to the probability amplitude of quantum entanglement Explains applications of the probability amplitude of quantum entanglement to optical communications, quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, and quantum computing. Quantum Optics for Engineers is succinct, transparent, and practical, revealing the intriguing world of quantum entanglement via many practical examples. Ample illustrations are used throughout its presentation and the theory is presented in a methodical, detailed approach.

Principles of Optics for Engineers

  • Filename: principles-of-optics-for-engineers.
  • ISBN: 9781107074903
  • Release Date: 2015-05-28
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: William S. C. Chang
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Unites classical and modern photonics approaches, providing a thorough understanding of the interplay between plane waves, diffraction and modal analysis.

Introduction to Applied Optics for Engineers

  • Filename: introduction-to-applied-optics-for-engineers.
  • ISBN: 9780323157322
  • Release Date: 2012-12-02
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Author: F. Paul Carlson
  • Publisher: Elsevier



Introduction to Applied Optics for Engineers introduces the reader to applied optics and presents ideas on coherent optical data processing. Topics covered include applications and approximations for radiation fields; physical realizations of phase transformers, lenses, and systems; applications of optical filtering to data processing; and partial coherence. Several examples from bioengineering-related research are provided. This book is comprised of 10 chapters and begins with an introduction to the basic equations of physical optics that are derived using the wave treatment approach, resulting in the simpler geometrical (ray) optics approximation. The differential form of Maxwell's equations is considered, along with propagation in free space and Fermat's principle. The following chapters explore applications and approximations for radiation fields, with emphasis on Fraunhofer fields, circular and multiple apertures, and phase effects in apertures; physical realizations of phase transformers, lenses, and spherical and parabolic surfaces; and system transform concepts including Fourier transform representation of fields and calculation techniques for imaging through a lens. The remaining chapters focus on interface devices, interferometry, holography, and scattering. This monograph is intended for students and engineers with a traditional background in electromagnetic wave theory.

Fiber optics handbook

  • Filename: fiber-optics-handbook.
  • ISBN: UOM:49015001053165
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 549
  • Author: Frederick C. Allard
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies



Here is an expert guide for applying fiber optics in telecommunications, local area networks, and point-to-point transfer. It establishes a basis for component and design selection by means of comparative evaluation. Charts/graphs.

Basic Electro optics for Electrical Engineers

  • Filename: basic-electro-optics-for-electrical-engineers.
  • ISBN: 081942806X
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 97
  • Author: Glenn D. Boreman
  • Publisher: SPIE Press



This text introduces imaging, radiometry, sources, detectors, and lasers, with special emphasis on flux-transfer issues. The first-order approach enables students to make back-of-the-envelope calculations needed for initial setup of optical apparatus. It is intended for students and newcomers to electro-optics.

Fiber Optics Engineering

  • Filename: fiber-optics-engineering.
  • ISBN: 1441903046
  • Release Date: 2009-08-05
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Mohammad Azadeh
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Within the past few decades, information technologies have been evolving at a tremendous rate, causing profound changes to our world and our ways of life. In particular, fiber optics has been playing an increasingly crucial role within the telecommunication revolution. Not only most long-distance links are fiber based, but optical fibers are increasingly approaching the individual end users, providing wide bandwidth links to support all kinds of data-intensive applications such as video, voice, and data services. As an engineering discipline, fiber optics is both fascinating and challenging. Fiber optics is an area that incorporates elements from a wide range of techno- gies including optics, microelectronics, quantum electronics, semiconductors, and networking. As a result of rapid changes in almost all of these areas, fiber optics is a fast evolving field. Therefore, the need for up-to-date texts that address this growing field from an interdisciplinary perspective persists. This book presents an overview of fiber optics from a practical, engineering perspective. Therefore, in addition to topics such as lasers, detectors, and optical fibers, several topics related to electronic circuits that generate, detect, and process the optical signals are covered. In other words, this book attempts to present fiber optics not so much in terms of a field of “optics” but more from the perspective of an engineering field within “optoelectronics.

Wire Cable and Fiber Optics for Video and Audio Engineers

  • Filename: wire-cable-and-fiber-optics-for-video-and-audio-engineers.
  • ISBN: 0070381348
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 286
  • Author: Stephen H. Lampen
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies



Current, comprehensive, and undoubtedly practical, this unique reference will help engineers and technicians make more intelligent decisions with regard to capacity, speed, and cost parameters as they wire, design, and install modern media systems. Unlike other books which treat the topic theoretically, this guide clearly explains exactly what to do. It includes extensive and invaluable data charts on currently available wire, cable, and fiber, and covers all major A/V interconnection solutions.

Optics for Engineers

  • Filename: optics-for-engineers.
  • ISBN: 1632405644
  • Release Date: 2016-07-27
  • Number of pages: 238
  • Author: Jason Penn
  • Publisher:



Optics is the branch of physics that studies the properties of light and its interaction with matter. It also involves design and construction of instruments required for studying the various phenomena related to light. This discipline usually includes ultraviolet, visible and infrared radiation. Light is an electromagnetic wave and it exhibits the behavior of wave as well as particle. To understand this dual nature optics has been further divided into ray optics and wave optics. It includes daily use objects and new technologies to study the properties of light such as lenses, mirrors, microscopes, fibre optics and lasers. This book provides significant information of this discipline to help develop a good understanding of optics and related fields. It includes contributions of experts and scientists which will provide innovative insights to the readers. The aim of this text is to present researches that have transformed this discipline and aided its advancement. It is appropriate for students seeking detailed information in the field of optics as well as experts.

Fiber Optic Sensors

  • Filename: fiber-optic-sensors.
  • ISBN: 9781118014080
  • Release Date: 2011-10-11
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Eric Udd
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Since the technology has moved strongly into a number of different areas a textbook of this sort could be used by a wide variety of academic departments including physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering and bioengineering. To make the second edition as widely appealing as possible a series of significant upgrades were made. 1. The book is structured to support a variety of academic programs and it can also be used as a general reference by practicing engineers and scientists. 2. The introductory chapter has been revised to outline the new content of the second edition and provide a overview of the current status of fiber optic sensor technology. 3. A new, extensive chapter has been added covering fiber optic grating sensor technology and its application to aerospace, civil structures, oil and gas and power generating applications. 4. A second new chapter has been added on the emerging field of biomedical fiber optic sensors. This is one of the most rapidly growing fields of use for fiber optic sensors and with rising health costs and medical advances promises to be an important area for many years to come.

Optical Principles and Technology for Engineers

  • Filename: optical-principles-and-technology-for-engineers.
  • ISBN: 0824797051
  • Release Date: 1996-04-23
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: James Stewart
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Discussing the principles of physical and geometrical optics from an engineering point of view, this book explains current optical technology and the applications of optical methods in a wide variety of fields, from astronomy and agriculture to medicine and semiconductors. It offers guidance in the selection of optical components for the construction of bread-board models using commercially available, standard components, and provides immediately useful equations without unnecessary mathematical derivations.

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