2. Introduction to common optical components
4. Optical imaging
5. Notes on how to design and build optical setups in the lab
With this accessible, introductory guide, you will quickly learn how to use and apply optical spectroscopy and optical microscopy techniques. Focusing on day-to-day implementation and offering practical lab tips throughout, it provides step-by-step instructions on how to select the best technique for a particular application, how to set up and customize new optical systems, and how to analyze optical data. You will gain an intuitive understanding of the full range of standard optical techniques, from fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy to super resolution microscopy. Understand how to navigate around an optics lab with clear descriptions of the most common optical components and tools. Including explanations of basic optics and photonics, and easy-to-understand mathematics, this is an invaluable resource for graduate students, instructors, researchers and professionals who use or teach optical measurements in laboratories.
- Provides a comprehensive survey of optical microscopy, optical spectroscopy and practical laboratory optics
- Includes intuitive explanations of key optical principles, techniques and components
- Offers practical tips for selecting and using optical techniques
Arthur McClelland, Harvard University, Massachusetts
Arthur McClelland is a Principal Scientist at the Center for Nanoscale Systems at Harvard University. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the New England Society for Microscopy, and has co-taught Harvard Extension School's Introduction to Microscopy course.
Max Mankin, Harvard University, Massachusetts
Max Mankin is the Co-Founder and CTO of Modern Electron, USA and previously completed his Ph.D. at Harvard University, Massachusetts.