

This section contains free ebooks and guides on Optics, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.




 Optics Lecture Notes by M P VaughanM P VaughanOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis book covers the
following topics: Waves and Photons, The Physics of Waves,The HuygensFresnel
Principle, Diffraction, Maxwell's Equations, Polarisation, Fermats Principle,
Spherical Lenses and Mirrors, Crystal Symmetry and Optical Instruments.
 Waves, Fields, and OpticsUniversity
of SaskatchewanOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note explains the following topics: Geometrical optics,
Mechanical and electromagnetic oscillations, Basic properties of waves,
Mechanical waves, Electromagnetic waves, Physical optics.
 Optical ImagingProf.
Gabriel PopescuOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note describes the following topics: Linear systems and the
Fourier transform in optics, Properties of Light, Geometrical Optics, Wave
Optics, Fourier Optics, Spatial and Temporal Field Correlations, Lowcoherence
Interferometry, Optical Coherence Tomography, Polarization, Waveplates,
Electrooptics and Acoustooptics.
 Optics I TheoryPeter
PalffyMuhorayOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note covers the following topics: Dimensional
Analysis,Introduction and Ray Optics, Waves on a String, Maxwell's Equations,
Quantum Mechanics and Classical Fields, Plane Waves in Isotropic Media, Energy
Flux, Polarized Light, Inhomogeneous Solutions, Fresnel Reflection,
Interference, Light Propagation in Uniaxial Media, Gaussian Beams.
 Wave Optics Lecture about the principles of wave opticsN. LindleinPDF  210 Pages  EnglishIn
this lecture note, the electromagnetic property of light is treated and the
basic equations which describe all electromagnetic phenomena which are relevant
for us are Maxwell’s equations. Topics covered includes: Maxwell’s equations and the wave
equation, Polarization, Interference, Diffraction, Fourier optics, Gaussian
beams, Holography.
 Optics Lecture notesProf. George Barbastathis, Prof. Colin Sheppard and
Dr. Se Baek OhOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note provides an introduction to optical science with
elementary engineering applications. Topics covered in geometrical optics
include: raytracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry
and photometry. Topics covered in wave optics include: basic electrodynamics,
polarization, interference, waveguiding, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction,
image formation, resolution, spacebandwidth product.
 Nonlinear OpticsNatalia
KamaninaOnline  236 Pages  EnglishRapid development of optoelectronic devices and laser techniques poses
an important task of creating and studying, from one side, the structures
capable of effectively converting, modulating, and recording optical data in a
wide range of radiation energy densities and frequencies, from another side, the
new schemes and approaches capable to activate and simulate the modern features.
Topics covered includes: Stimulated Raman Scattering in Quantum Dots and
Nanocomposite Silicon Based Materials, Reflection and Transmission of a Plane
TEWave at a Lossy, Saturating, Nonlinear Dielectric Film, Nonlinear
Ellipsometry by Second Harmonic Generation, Stimulated Raman Scattering in
Quantum Dots and Nanocomposite Silicon Based Materials, Nonlinear Ellipsometry
by Second Harmonic Generation, DonorAcceptor Conjugated Polymers and Their
Nanocomposites for Photonic Applications.
 Engineering OpticsWeiChih
WangOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThe main goal of this note is to introduce engineers to the characteristics
of light that can be used to accomplish a variety of engineering tasks
especially in mechanical analysis at macro and micro scales. Topics covered
includes: Geometric Optics and Electromagnetic wave Theory Introduction to Light
sources and photodetectors Geometric Moire: Inplane displacement measurement
and out of plane displacement measurement, Geometric Moire, Moire Interferometry:
Interference and Diffraction, Grating fabrication, Moire Interferometry:
Holographic and Laser Speckle, Interferometry, Photoelasticity: theory,
techniques and Multilayer structure: waveguide, filters, Introduction to fiber
optic and waveguide delivery and detection, Periodic structure sensors.
 Adaptive Optics Progress  Light and MatterBenjamin CrowellOnline  1024 Pages  EnglishThis book covers the following
topics: Scaling and estimation, Velocity and relative motion, Acceleration and
free fall, Force and motion, Analysis of forces, Newton's laws in three
dimensions, Vectors, Vectors and motion, Circular motion, Gravity, Conservation
of energy, Simplifying the energy zoo, Work: the transfer of mechanical energy,
Conservation of momentum, Conservation of angular momentum, Thermodynamics,
Vibrations, Resonance, Free waves, Electricity and circuits, non mechanical
universe, relativity and magnetism, Electromagnetism, General relativity, The
ray model of light, Images by reflection, Images, quantitatively, Refraction,
Wave optics and Rules of randomness.
 Physical Optics Lecture Notes (PDF 44P)Jakob J. StamnesPDF  44 Pages  EnglishThis note covers the
following topics: elementary electromagnetic waves, maxwells equations, the
material equations and boundary conditions, Poynting's vector and the energy
law, the wave equation and the speed of light, scalar waves, pulse propagation
in a dispersive medium, general electromagnetic plane wave, harmonic
electromagnetic waves of arbitrary form time averages, harmonic electromagnetic
plane wave polarisation, reflection and refraction of a plane wave.
 Physics of Light and OpticsJustin
Peatross, MichaelWarePDF  345 Pages  EnglishThis curriculum was originally developed for a
seniorlevel optics course in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Brigham
Young University. Topics are addressed froma physics perspective and include the
propagation of light in matter, reflection and transmission at boundaries,
polarization effects, dispersion, coherence, ray optics and imaging,
diffraction, and the quantumnature of light. Students using this book should be
familiar with differentiation, integration, and standard trigonometric and
algebraic manipulation.
 Basic Optics (Doc 32P)Laura KranendonkDOC  32 Pages  EnglishThis note covers the following
topics: basic optics, introduction, properties of light, color, spectral power,
polarization, optical fundamentals, Fermats principle, Snells law, Fresnel
equations, Etendue, coherence, scattering, optical laboratory toolbox,
introduction, creating light, lasers, leds, directing light, lenses or mirrors,
fibers, controlling wavelength, diffraction grating, etalons, harmonic
generation, measuring light, detectors, cameras or dyes.
 Optics Start with the basicsNAOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note covers the following topics: light
basics, wavelength and frequency, reflection, refraction, dispersion, lenses and
mirrors, spherical lens or mirror, concave VS convex, focal point, focal length,
spherical aberration in lenses, reducing spherical aberration in lenses
interactive, the lens doublet corrects spherical aberration, parabolic shape
eliminates spherical aberration, correcting spherical aberration in mirrors,
chromatic aberration: a problem of lenses, the lens doublet corrects chromatic
aberration, atmospheric absorption of light, why stars twinkle: atmospheric
distortion of light, light pollution.
 Lecture Notes Optics (PDF 57P)A. A. LouroPDF  57 Pages  EnglishThis
note covers the following topics: nature of light, features of a wave, huygens
principle, refraction, curved mirrors, ray tracing with mirrors, refraction at a
spherical interface, single lens systems, compound optical systems, propagation
of light, images, lenses, optical instruments using lenses, interference and
diffraction, small angle approximation.
 Optical Physics and Quantum ElectronicsR.
Victor JonesOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note explains the following topics: Classical Electromagnetic
Fields, Rays, Beams, Optical Resonators, Nonlinear Optics, Guided Waves in
Planar Structures, Interaction of Radiation and Matter: Semiclassical Theory,
Interaction of Radiation and Matter: Quantum Theory.
 Lectures on nonlinear opticsFredrik
JonssonOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note covers the following topics:
Introduction to nonlinear optics, The nonlinear susceptibilities and their
symmetries, Quasimonochromatic fields and the degeneracy factor in nonlinear
optics, Quantum mechanics : Formulation of linear optical interactions,
Formulation of nonlinear optical interactions, Linking the microcscopic to the
macroscopi and Spatial symmetries in nonlinear optics, The nonlinear
electromagnetic wave equation.
 Geometric OpticsDr.
J. B. TatumOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis
note covers the following topics: Reflection and Refraction, Lens and Mirror Calculations, Optical Instruments and Optical
Aberrations.
  Photonic Crystals Molding the Flow of Light[PDF 13mb]  Lasers Invention To Application [John R. Whinnery, Jesse H. Ausubel]  Handbook of Optical Through the Air Communications [David A. Johnson]  The Fiber Optic Data Communications for the premises environment  Photoelectric Properties and Applications of Low Mobility Semiconductors  OPTICS P. Ewart [PDF 64p]  Optics textbook [B.Crowell]  Photonic Crystals Molding the Flow of Light [PDF 13Mb]  Optics pdf  INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM OPTICS [PDF 33p] 








