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Title Laser beam propagation : generation and propagation of customized light / edited by Andrew Forbes
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 346 pages)
Contents Front Cover; Contents; Editor; Preface; Contributors; Section I -- Back to Basics; Chapter 1 -- Optical Waves; Chapter 2 -- From Classical to Quantum Optics; Chapter 3 -- Time Domain Laser Beam Propagation; Section II -- Generation and Characterization of Laser Beams; Chapter 4 -- Spatial Laser Beam Characterization; Chapter 5 -- Characterization of Time Domain Pulses; Chapter 6 -- Generation of Laser Beams by Digital Holograms; Section III -- Novel Laser Beams; Chapter 7 -- Flat-Top Beams; Chapter 8 -- Helmholtz-Gauss Beams; Chapter 9 -- Vector Beams; Chapter 10 -- Low-Coherence Laser Beams
Chapter 11 -- Orbital Angular Momentum of LightBack Cover
Summary How do laser beams propagate? Innovative discoveries involving laser beams and their propagation properties are at the heart of Laser Beam Propagation: Generation and Propagation of Customized Light. This book captures the essence of laser beam propagation. Divided into three parts, it explores the fundamentals of how laser beams propagate, and provides novel methods to describe and characterize general laser beams. Part one covers the physical optics approach to the propagation of optical waves, the concept of plane waves, the mathematical description of diffraction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Laser beams.
Laser beams.
Form Electronic book
Author Forbes, Andrew, 1969- editor.
ISBN 1306501997