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Author Wolf, Emil.

Title Selected works of Emil Wolf : with commentary / Emil Wolf
Published River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific Pub., [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 661 pages) : illustrations
Series World Scientific series in 20th century physics ; v. 29
World Scientific series in 20th century physics ; v. 29
Contents Section 1. Diffraction -- Section 2. Radiation theory and string excitations -- Section 3. Coherence and statistical optics -- Section 4. Scattering -- Section 5. Foundations of radiometry -- Section 6. Articles of historical interest -- Section 7. Lectures -- Section 8. Publications by Emil Wolf
Summary This invaluable book presents most of the important papers of Emil Wolf, published over half-a-century. It covers chiefly diffraction theory (especially the analysis of the focal region), the theory of direct and inverse scattering, phase-space methods in quantum mechanics, the foundation of radiometry, phase conjugation and coherence theory. Several papers which have become classics of the optical literature are included, such as those on Wolf's rigorous formulation of the theory of partial coherence and partial polarization, the introduction of diffraction tomography, and his discovery of correlation-induced shifts of spectral lines (often called the Wolf effect). There are also papers dealing with the historical development of optics and some review articles
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Optics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789812811875 (electronic bk.)
9812811877 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Works. Selections. 2001