Singular optics / Gregory J. Gbur.Material type: TextSeries: Series in optics and optoelectronicsPublication details: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2017Description: xviii, 545 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cmISBN: 9781466580770 Subject(s): Singularities (Mathematics)DDC classification: 535
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Chapter 1. Introduction : vortices in nature --
Chapter 2. Anatomy of a vortex beam --
Chapter 3. Generic properties of phase singluarities --
Chapter 4. Generation and detection of optical vortices --
Chapter 5. Angular momentum of light --
Chapter 6. Applications of optical vortices --
Chapter 7. Polarization singularities --
Chapter 8. Singularities of the poynting vector --
Chapter 9. Coherence singularities --
Chapter 10. Singularities and vortices in quantum optics --
Chapter 11. Vortices in random wavefields --
Chapter 12. Unusual singularities and topological tricks.
This book focuses on the various forms of wavefield singularities, including optical vortices and polarization singularities, as well as orbital angular momentum and associated applications. It highlights how an understanding of singular optics provides a completely different way to look at light. Whereas traditional optics focuses on the shape and structure of the non-zero portions of the wavefield, singular optics describes a wave’s properties from its null regions. The contents cover the three main areas of the field: the study of generic features of wavefields, determination of unusual properties of vortices and wavefields that contain singularities, and practical applications of vortices and other singularities.
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