Optics – Eugene Hecht – 4th Edition


Accurate, authoritative and comprehensive, , Fourth Edition of ; has been revised to provide readers with the most up-to-date coverage of optics. The market leader for over a decade, this provides a balance of theory and instrumentation, while also including the necessary classical background. The style is lively and accessible.

This edition of Hecht’s book serves as both text and reference. It provides the reader with an understanding of many concepts through historical anecdotes and citations. Discussions of topics include developments in fiber optics, optical signal and Fourier .

Table of Contents

1 A Brief History
2 Wave Motion
3 Electromagnetic Theory, Photons, and Light
4 The Propagation of Light
5 Geometrical Optics
6 More on Geometrical Optics
7 The Superposition of Waves
8 Polarization
9 Interference
10 Diffraction
11 Fourier Optics
12 Basics of Coherence Theory
13 Modern Optics: Lasers and Other Topics
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