Introduction to Optics and Lasers in Engineering

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Mai 2005



In a very short period of time, lasers have advanced from a mere research interest to an increasingly useful, commercially available tool for material processing, precision measurements, surgery, communication, and entertainment. This book provides the background in theoretical physics necessary to understand the engineering applications of lasers. It summarizes relevant theories of geometrical optics, physical optics, quantum optics, and laser physics while tying them to applications in such areas as fluid mechanics, combustion, surface analysis, material processing, and laser machining. The author clearly and thoroughly explains advanced topics such as laser Doppler velocimetry, laser-induced fluorescence, and holography. The book includes numerous examples and advanced problems that simulate real-world research and encourage independent reading and analysis. The book will benefit researchers and students across all branches of engineering.


1. Radiometry; 2. Geometrical optics; 3. Maxwell's equations; 4. Properties of electromagnetic waves; 5. Propagation and applications of polarized light; 6. Interference effects and their applications; 7. Diffraction effects and their applications; 8. Introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics; 9. Atomic and molecular energy levels; 10. Radiative transfer between quantum states; 11. Spectroscopical techniques for thermodynamical measurements; 12. Optical gain and lasers; 13. Propagation of laser beams.


'The material is presented in a logical sequence of gradually increasing complexity ... there are two sets of problems given at the end of each chapter, the first of which ('homework problems') should be soluble from a reading of the text alone, whilst the second set ('research problems') requires the student to obtain and independently read original papers describing material not discussed in the book. This book should therefore provide an excellent graduate-level introduction to the principles and applications of optics in modern-day engineering practice.' M. J. Adams, The Aeronautical Journal
EAN: 9780521017626
ISBN: 0521017629
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2005
Seitenanzahl: 500 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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