NEW AND UPDATED! New illustrations, photos, and revised art are included throughout the text, enhancing the already outstanding visual pedagogy of the book. *UPDATED! Promoting the balance of theory and instrumentation, this comprehensive text provides students with a classical background to ensure success in their field. *NEW! A nonmathematical introduction sets the stage for traditional presentation in Optics. *NEW! Traditional discussion of interference is extended, using phasors to graphically represent electricfield amplitudes, giving students an alternative way to visualize and understand core elements. *NEW! Graphical analysis is used in addition to the standard, mathematical treatment of Fourier series to conceptually show what the integrals are actually doing to promote student comprehension. *NEW! A complete Wave Motion section includes helical waves and an added section on Twisted Light. *NEW! Divergence and Curl Comprehension ensures students¡¯ understanding of the physical correspondence of divergence and curl in simple terms. *NEW! Understanding Negative Refraction is an active area of contemporary research, which is explained in refined yet simple terms along with a brief introduction to the basic physics involved. *NEW! Constructing Refracted Rays highlights the method devised by Huygens Optics and allows a convenient way to appreciate refraction in anisotropic crystals. *NEW! The Geometrical Optics is a collection of new art which clearly illustrates the behavior of lenses and mirrors, along with additional remarks on fiberoptics; including the subsections Virtual Objects, FocalPlane Ray Tracing, and Holey/Microstructured Fibers. *NEW! Fourier Optics includes a new subsection, TwoDimensional Images, and contains a remarkable series of illustrations depicting how spatial frequency components combine to create images. *NEW! The Modern Optics contains an enriched and updated treatment of lasers accompanied by tables and illustrations and includes a subsection on Optoelectronic Image Reconstruction. *Coherence is introduced early on in the text and leads immediately into a discussion of Young's Experiments. To underscore the quantum mechanical nature of interference, many optical interference photos are accompanied by equivalent material particle fringe patterns. *Complete solutions to many problems are included at the back of the text providing an invaluable study aide for students.

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
