A Brief History of Light and Those That Lit the Way by Richard J Weiss

By Richard J Weiss

From Leonardo to Oppenheimer, from candles to lasers, from cave drawings to cinema, from stonehenge to quantum mechanics, from Genesis to the large Bang, mild has crammed our recommendations, our manner of lifestyles, our aesthetics, our know-how, and our capability for survival. Richard Weiss leads us alongside those paths during the last 500 gentle years. the way in which is lit by way of pioneers comparable to Rembrandt, Einstein, D W Griffith, Newton, and Heisenberg. a short heritage of sunshine, AND those who LIT the way in which is a summer's day roller-coaster trip via 5 centuries of man's achievements in knowing and manipulating mild. --This textual content refers back to the paperback version of this title

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Handbook of Plastic Optics by Stefan Bäumer

By Stefan Bäumer

This quantity is the single publication to explain intimately all features of plastic optics from layout concerns to construction expertise and quality controls points. all through, the point of interest is firmly set on useful purposes, making this an critical resource of knowledge for all these operating in optics examine and improvement.

subject matters coated during this quantity comprise:

  • Opto-mechanical layout
  • Processing
  • Tooling
  • Materials
  • Metrology
  • Equipment
  • Applications

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Eye and Brain: The Psychology of Seeing by Richard L. Gregory

By Richard L. Gregory

Because the e-book of the 1st version in 1966, Eye and Brain has tested itself around the world as a necessary creation to the elemental phenomena of visible belief. during this booklet, Richard L. Gregory deals transparent reasons of ways we see brightness, stream, colour, and gadgets, and he explores the phenomena of visible illusions to set up rules approximately how conception as a rule works and why it occasionally fails. even though successive variations have integrated new discoveries and concepts, Gregory thoroughly revised and up to date the ebook for this booklet, including greater than thirty new illustrations. The phenomena of phantasm stay an enormous topic within the publication, within which the writer makes a brand new try and supply a accomplished category approach. There also are new sections on what infants see and the way they learn how to see, on movement conception, and tantalizing glimpses of the connection among imaginative and prescient and realization and of the influence of latest mind imaging innovations. additionally, the presentation of the textual content and illustrations has been more advantageous by means of the bigger layout and new web page layout. The hundreds of thousands of readers of the former versions of Eye and Brain will locate this new revised variation much more appealing and mesmerizing.

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Quantum Optics and the Spectroscopy of Solids: Concepts and by Ole Keller (auth.), T. Hakioğlu, A. S. Shumovsky (eds.)

By Ole Keller (auth.), T. Hakioğlu, A. S. Shumovsky (eds.)

Remarkable contemporary development in quantum optics has given upward thrust to tremendous exact quantum measurements which are utilized in the examine into the basics of quantum physics, and in several branches of physics equivalent to optical spectroscopy. This development stimulates new applied sciences within the box of optical communications, optical computation and data structures.
This state of the art quantity provides paintings from a Summer university onAdvances in Quantum Optics and Spectroscopy of Solids, held in Ankara, Turkey, in 1995. many of the contributions written through best scientists within the box disguise quite a lot of matters during this fascinating quarter of physics, and document new and critical effects and ideas.
issues handled contain the interplay of quantum mild with trapped atoms and condensed subject; quantum tomography and part research; and plenty of purposes of quantum optics from mesoscopic physics to correlation spectroscopy of non-classical states, that are of significant value in figuring out the character of collective excitations in solids.
Audience: This ebook should be of curiosity to postgraduate scholars and researchers whose paintings includes quantum optics, reliable kingdom spectroscopy and its applications.

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The Piezojunction Effect in Silicon Integrated Circuits and by Fabiano Fruett

By Fabiano Fruett

Mechanical rigidity impacts the significance of base-emitter voltages of ahead biased bipolar transistors. This phenomenon is termed the piezojunction impression. The piezojunction influence is the most reason behind inaccuracy and go with the flow in built-in temperature sensors and bandgap voltage references. the purpose of The Piezojunction influence in SiliconIntegrated Circuits and Sensors is twofold. first of all, to explain concepts which could decrease the mechanical-stress-induced inaccuracy and long term instability. Secondly, to teach, that the piezojunction influence should be utilized for brand spanking new forms of mechanical-sensor buildings. in the course of IC fabrication and packaging thermo-mechanical pressure is brought on, whilst the packaged chips quiet down to the temperature of application.
The piezojunction impact is as a result of a stress-induced switch within the conductivity of the minority-charge vendors, whereas the piezoresistive impact is attributable to an analogous impact for the majority-charge companies. To characterise the anisotropic piezojunction impact, the authors played systematic investigations over huge levels of mechanical rigidity and temperature. The experiments were played for varied crystal and pressure orientations. The experimental effects were used to extract the 1st- and second-order piezojunction (FOPJ and SOPJ) coefficients for bipolar transistors.
it really is proven how the data of the piezojunction and piezoresistive coefficients can used to reduce the bad mechanical-stress results at the electric features of transistors and resistors, respectively. units with reduce mechanical-stress sensitivity are available by way of evaluating their piezo-coefficients. The structure of the gadget is also optimized to lessen the mechanical-stress sensitivity.
As a subsequent step it truly is proven, how the data of the piezo-effects on machine point can be utilized to foretell and to minimize their adverse impression on circuit point. this can be proven for a couple of vital uncomplicated circuits, together with translinear circuits, temperature transducers and bandgap references.
eventually, it's proven how the piezojunction impact can be utilized to manufacture stress-sensing parts. it seems that, compared to resistive stress-sensing components, the piezojunction sensors have the good thing about a smaller dimension and intensely low energy dissipation.

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Structured surfaces as optical metamaterials by Alexei A. Maradudin

By Alexei A. Maradudin

Optical metamaterials are an exhilarating new box in optical technology. A swiftly constructing category of those metamaterials are those who let the manipulation of quantity and floor electromagnetic waves in fascinating methods via definitely structuring the surfaces they have interaction with. they've got purposes in numerous fields, resembling fabrics technological know-how, photovoltaic know-how, imaging and lensing, beam shaping and lasing. Describing thoughts and purposes, this ebook is perfect for researchers and pros operating in metamaterials and plasmonics, in addition to these simply coming into this intriguing new box. It surveys kinds of based surfaces, their layout and fabrication, their strange optical houses, fresh experimental observations and their functions. each one bankruptcy is written by way of a professional in that region, giving the reader an updated evaluate of the topic. either the experimental and theoretical points of every subject are presented
''Optical metamaterials are an exhilarating new box in optical technological know-how. A swiftly constructing category of those metamaterials are those who enable the manipulation of quantity and floor electromagnetic waves in fascinating methods via certainly structuring the surfaces they have interaction with. they've got functions in various fields, equivalent to fabrics technological know-how, photovoltaic know-how, imaging and lensing, beam shaping, and lasing. Describing strategies and purposes, this e-book is perfect for researchers and execs operating in metamaterials and plasmonics, in addition to these simply getting into this fascinating new box. It surveys types of dependent surfaces, their layout and fabrication, their strange optical houses, fresh experimental observations, and their purposes. every one bankruptcy is written by means of a professional in that sector, giving the reader an updated evaluation of the topic. either the experimental and theoretical facets of every subject are presented.''--  Read more... Physics of notable transmission via subwavelength gap arrays / Evgeny Popov and Nicolas Bonod -- Resonant optical homes of nanoporous steel surfaces / Tatiana V. Teperik -- Optical wave interplay with two-dimensional arrays of plasmonic nanoparticles / Andrea Alú and Nader Engheta -- Chirality and anisotropy of planar metamaterials / Eric Plum and Nikolay I. Zheludev -- Novel optical units utilizing unfavorable refraction of sunshine through periodically corrugated surfaces / Wentao Trent Lu and Srinivas Sridhar -- Transformation of optical fields by means of dependent surfaces / A.A. Maradudin, E.R. Méndez, and T.A. Leskova -- floor electromagnetic waves on dependent completely undertaking surfaces / A.I. Fernández-Domínguez, F. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno -- destructive refraction utilizing plasmonic buildings which are atomically flat / Peter B. Catrysse, Hocheol Shin, and Shanhui Fan -- Anomalous transmission in waveguides with correlated affliction in floor profiles / F.M. Izrailev and N.M. Makarov -- Cloaking / Christopher C. Davis and Igor I. Smolyaninov -- Linear and nonlinear phenomena with resonating floor polariton waves and their purposes / Haim Grebel

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Singularities in Fluids, Plasmas and Optics by Greg Baker, Saleh Tanveer (auth.), Russel E. Caflisch,

By Greg Baker, Saleh Tanveer (auth.), Russel E. Caflisch, George C. Papanicolaou (eds.)

Singularities in Fluids, Plasmas and Optics, which includes the lawsuits of a NATO Workshop held in Heraklion, Greece, in July 1992, presents a survey of the state-of-the-art within the research and computation of singularities in actual difficulties drawn from fluid mechanics, plasma physics and nonlinear optics. The singularities comprise curvature singularities on fluid interfaces, the onset of turbulence in three-D inviscid flows, focusing singularities for laser beams, and magnetic reconnection. The highlights of the booklet contain the nonlinear Schrödinger equation for describing laser beam focusing, the strategy of advanced variables for the research and computation of singularities on fluid interfaces, and stories of singularities for the three-D Euler equations. The booklet is appropriate for graduate scholars and researchers in those areas.

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Optomechatronics: Fusion of Optical and Mechatronic by Hyungsuck Cho

By Hyungsuck Cho

Opto-Mechatronics takes an built-in method of mix the fields of optical and mechatronics engineering. The authors offer a multidisciplinary view of engineering structures as a result fusion of optical components with mechatronics parts from the layout level. They discover how the mixing of opto-mechatronics elements can create new price and features for the engineering structures into account. within the ultimate part, sensible opto-mechatronic platforms are richly illustrated to assist readers in knowing how successfully opto-mechatronic expertise can be used to supply new functionalities and improve functionality.

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Introduction to Fiber Optics (2nd Edition) by John Crisp

By John Crisp

John Crisp's creation to Fiber Optics is easily demonstrated as an introductory textual content for engineers, managers and scholars. It meets the wishes of platforms designers, set up engineers, digital engineers and somebody else who desires to achieve a operating wisdom of fiber optics with not less than maths. assessment questions are incorporated in the textual content to let the reader to ascertain their figuring out as they paintings throughout the book.

The moment variation contains new chapters on LANs, deploy suggestions, and the overseas BICSI standards.

even if you're looking for an entire self-study direction in fiber optics, a concise reference textual content to dip into or a direction textual content that's readable and simple, John Crisp has the answer.

Get in control on fiber optics with at the very least maths
The basics for everybody excited about fiber optic applications
The re-creation contains insurance of the overseas BICSI criteria

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