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Interferometry : Cambridge Studies in Modern Optics - W.H. Steel

Interferometry

Cambridge Studies in Modern Optics

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Published: 24th March 1986
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Enlarged and updated in 1983, this is the second edition of Dr Steel's popular textbook on interferometry. The text has been revised throughout and major additions have been made to reflect the phenomenal growth of laser techniques and applications. The book provides a general treatment that brings together the many different applications of the interference of light waves, light being used in its most general sense to include all electromagnetic radiation. The applications can cover precise measurement of length, the testing of optical components against a computed hologram, measurements of atmospheric pollution by infrared spectroscopy and many of the methods of radio astronomy and the measurement of size of visible stars. These apparently unrelated methods have a common theory, which the book presents and extends to each main field of application. It shows workers in one field how their problems relate to those in other fields, where they may have been solved already. The book will be found useful by anyone whose work involves one of the many applications of interferometric techniques.

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Introduction
Mathematical foundations
Optical foundations
Wave interference
Holograms
Coherence theory
Theory of two-beam interferometers
Practical two-beam interferometers
Multiple-beam interferometers
Measurement of mean phase
Measurement of phase variations
Hologram and speckle interferometry
Interference spectroscopy
Interference imagery
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521311625
ISBN-10: 0521311624
Series: Cambridge Studies in Modern Optics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 24th March 1986
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised