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# Optics

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## see also

**Nonlinear Optics** (7)

**Quantum Optics** (8)

## e-books in this category

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**Plasmonic Metamaterials**

by **Kan Yao, Yongmin Liu** - **arXiv** , **2013**

Metamaterials, artificially structured composite materials with subwavelength unit cells, exhibit exotic properties not easily obtainable in nature. This review presents the fundamentals, recent advances and future perspectives in the emerging field.

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**Photonic Design: From Fundamental Solar Cell Physics to Computational Inverse Design**

by **Owen D. Miller** - **arXiv** , **2012**

This work unites fundamental physics and a novel computational inverse design approach towards energy-efficient photonic and optoelectronic devices. The book is devoted to solar cells and inverse design as a new computational paradigm in photonics.

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**Geometrical Optics**

by **A.S. Percival** - **Longmans, Green, and Co.** , **1913**

This book is primarily intended for medical students as a textbook on the subject of Geometrical Optics for their preliminary scientific examinations, though it practically contains all the Optics required by an ophthalmic surgeon.

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**Color and Its Applications**

by **Matthew Luckiesh** - **D. Van Nostrand company** , **1921**

The book presents a condensed treatment of the science of color. An attempt has been made to cover as many phases of the subject as possible within the confines of a small volume. The science of color is treated from the viewpoint of applications.

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**General and Practical Optics**

by **Lionel Laurence** - **School of Optics** , **1920**

Although primarily intended as a textbook, it is written also as a reference book for those engaged in spectacle work, for other students of Optics, and as an introduction to the study of more advanced works. Published in 1920.

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**Physics of Light and Optics**

by **Justin Peatross, Michael Ware** - **Brigham Young University** , **2011**

A book designed for an advanced undergraduate optics course for physics majors. Topics include the propagation of light in matter, reflection and transmission at boundaries, polarization effects, dispersion, coherence, ray optics and imaging, etc.

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**Classical and Modern Optics**

by **Daniel A. Steck** - **University of Oregon** , **2010**

Notes for an optics course at the advanced undergraduate level. Topics covered: Ray Optics; Electromagnetic Theory; Interference; Gaussian Beams; Fabry-Perot Cavities; Polarization; Fresnel Relations; Thin Films; Fourier Optics; etc.

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**Optics**

by **P. Ewart** - **University of Oxford** , **2008**

Contents: Geometrical Optics; Physical Optics; Fraunhofer Diffraction; Fourier methods in Optics; Optical instruments and fringe localization; The diffraction grating spectrograph; The Michelson Interferometer; The Fabry-Perot interferometer; etc.

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**Geometric Optics**

by **J. B. Tatum** , **2006**

Reflection and refraction at a plane surface, the rainbow, differential form of Snell's law, lens and mirror calculations, designing an achromatic doublet, introduction to optical instruments, the camera, the telescope, the microscope, etc.

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