Originally published as part of the renowned Bergmann-Schaefer textbook series on experimental physics, this is a revised and extended version of the 9th edition of Volume 3. In it, eminent experimental physicists provide an in-depth treatment of both light and particle optics from a primarily experimental perspective. Each author includes the necessary theoretical framework needed to understand the various phenomena, then introduces readers to the major experimental features. Authoritative and comprehensive, this volume offers a wealth of information and sets the standard by which all similar texts will be judged.
- Comprises monographs authored by leading physicists
- Focuses on both light optics, from infrared to X-ray, and on particle optics, including the optics of gravitational waves
- Presents experimental results along with their theoretical framework
- Contains numerous illustrations: line drawings, schematics, photographs, and color plates
"…The need for such a complete work has never been greater, for optics has undergone a renaissance…This book…fills an important void amongst contemporary texts in optics…[and] sets a standard by which all other related texts will be judged. The new generation of young optical scientists are fortunate to have such a useful handbook from which to learn and discover new facts and theories."
- From the Introductory Preface by J.C. Dainty
Table of Contents
- Introduction: From Maxwell's Equations to Geometrical Optics.
- Optical Imaging.
- Dispersion and Absorption of Light.
- Interference, Diffraction, Wave Guiding.
- Polarization and Bi-Refringence of Light.
- Optical Radiation Measurement.
- Quantum Optics. Nonlinear Optics.
- I-Ray Optics.
- Matter Waves, Electron Optics.
- De Broglie Wave Optics.
- Neutron, Atoma, and Molecules.
- Light Propagation and the theory of Relativity.
- Index. Color Plates.