Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Modern Optics Simplified - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Modern Optics Simplified

B. D. Guenther


This textbook is designed for use in a standard physics course on optics at the sophomore level. The book is an attempt to reduce the complexity of coverage found in Modem Optics to allow a student with only elementary calculus to learn the principles of optics and the modern Fourier theory of diffraction and imaging. Examples based on real optics engineering problems are contained in each chapter. Topics covered include aberrations with experimental examples, correction of chromatic aberration, explanation of coherence and the use of interference theory to design an antireflection coating, Fo ... More

Keywords: Imaging, Coherence, Fourier theory of optics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198842859
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198842859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

B. D. Guenther, author
Adjunct Professor of Physics, Duke University, NC, USA