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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Lenses.,
  • Geometrical optics.,
  • Eikonal equation.,
  • Fourier transform optics.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 392-395).

StatementA. Walther.
SeriesCambridge studies in modern optics ;, 15
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC385 .W36 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 399 p. :
Number of Pages399
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1437968M
ISBN 100521451442
LC Control Number93051029

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  Preface; Part I. Preview: 1. Some consequences of the wave equation; Part II. Geometrical Optics: 2. Fermat's principle; 3. Path differentials; 4. The structure of Author: A. Walther. Get this from a library! The ray and wave theory of lenses. [A Walther; Cambridge University Press.] -- Calculations on lens systems are often marred by the unjustifiable use of the small-angle approximation. This book describes in detail how the ray and wave pictures of lens behaviour can be combined. A case of wave propagation The angular spectrum representation Light rays Energy considerations Exercises Part flve: Wave propagation through lenses 17 Toward a wave theory of lenses Introduction The stationary phase approximation The amplitude function Optics, science concerned with the genesis and propagation of light and with the changes that it undergoes and produces. Physical optics deals with the nature of light itself. Geometrical optics has to do with the principles that govern the image-forming properties of devices that make use of light.

Get the book here >> The Ray and Wave Theory of Lenses (Cambridge Studies in Modern Optics) 1st Edition This book describes techniques used to predict the quality of images formed by optical systems, such as telescopes, camera lenses, and microsco. This book provides an introduction to the eld of optics from a physics perspective. It focuses primarily on the wave and ray descriptions of light, but also includes a brief intro-duction to the quantum description of light. Topics covered include re ection and trans-. Optics I Theory. This note covers the following topics: Dimensional Analysis,Introduction and Ray Optics, Waves on a String, Maxwell's Equations, Quantum Mechanics and Classical Fields, Plane Waves in Isotropic Media, Energy Flux, Polarized Light, Inhomogeneous Solutions, Fresnel Reflection, Interference, Light Propagation in Uniaxial Media, Gaussian Beams. Strictly speaking, ray optics is the limit of wave optics when the wavelength is infinitesimally short. However, the wavelength need not actually be equal to zero for the ray‐optics theory to be useful. As long as the light waves propagate through and around objects whose dimensions are much greater than the wavelength, the ray theory.