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Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist's Journey Into Seeing in Three Dimensions
Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist's Journey Into Seeing in Three Dimensions
by Susan R Barry
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Neuroscientist Susan Barry was born cross-eyed and stereoblind. She thought there was no chance of improvement, that the brains period for development had passed. She was wrong, and thanks to surgery and therapy, she began to see in three dimensions... (read more)

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Fiber Optic Communications: Fundamentals and Applications
Fiber Optic Communications: Fundamentals and Applications
by Shiva Kumar
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Fiber-optic communication systems have advanced dramatically over the last four decades, since the era of copper cables, resulting in low-cost and high-bandwidth transmission. Fiber optics is now the backbone of the internet and long-distance... (read more)

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Optical Imaging and Metrology
Optical Imaging and Metrology
by Wolfgang Osten
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A comprehensive review of the state of the art and advances in the field, while also outlining the future potential and development trends of optical imaging and optical metrology – an area of fast growth with numerous applications in... (read more)

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Catching the Light: The Entwined History of Light and Mind
Catching the Light: The Entwined History of Light and Mind
by Arthur Zajonc
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In 1910, the surgeons Moreau and LePrince wrote about their successful operation on an eight-year-old boy who had been blind since birth because of cataracts. When the boy's eyes were healed they removed the bandages and, waving a hand in front of the... (read more)

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How the Ray Gun Got Its Zap: Odd Excursions Into Optics
How the Ray Gun Got Its Zap: Odd Excursions Into Optics
by Stephen R Wilk
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How the Ray Gun Got Its Zap is a collection of essays that discusses odd and unusual topics in optics. Though optics is a fairly specialized branch of physics, this book extracts from the discipline topics that are particularly interesting, mysterious... (read more)

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Optics and Photonics #4: Thin-Film Organic Photonics: Molecular Layer Deposition and Applications
Optics and Photonics #4: Thin-Film Organic Photonics: Molecular Layer Deposition and Applications
by Tetsuzo. Yoshimura
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Among the many atomic/molecular assembling techniques used to develop artificial materials, molecular layer deposition (MLD) continues to receive special attention as the next-generation growth technique for organic thin-film materials used in photonics... (read more)

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Nonequilibrium Electrons & Phonons in Superconductors
Nonequilibrium Electrons & Phonons in Superconductors
by Armen M Gulian
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This book introduces the main concepts of nonequilibrium phenomena in superconductors. The authors cover both experimentally well-understood topics and problems which physicists could challenge more in view of current theoretical understanding. Some of... (read more)

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The Stationary Semiconductor Device Equations (Computational Microelectronics)
The Stationary Semiconductor Device Equations (Computational Microelectronics)
by P. A. Markowich
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The static semiconductor device problem is treated in an "applied mathematics" way. Qualitative properties, e.g. existence and uniqueness of solutions, and quantitative properties, particularly the structure of steady state solutions, are analysed... (read more)

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Laser Wakefield Electron Acceleration: A Novel Approach Employing Supersonic Microjets and Few-Cycle Laser Pulses (Springer Theses)
Laser Wakefield Electron Acceleration: A Novel Approach Employing Supersonic Microjets and Few-Cycle Laser Pulses (Springer Theses)
by Karl Schmid
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This thesis covers the few-cycle laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a laser-generated plasma. This process, known as laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA), relies on strongly driven plasma waves for the generation of accelerating gradients in... (read more)

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Photonic Crystals: Physics and Technology
Photonic Crystals: Physics and Technology
by C. (edt) Sibilia
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The aim of the work is give an overview of the activity in the field of Photonic Crystal developed in the frame of COST P11 action . The main objective of the COST P11 action was to unify and coordinate national efforts aimed at studying linear and... (read more)

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Springer Series in Optical Sciences #106: Coherent Sources of Xuv Radiation: Soft X-Ray Lasers and High-Order Harmonic Generation
Springer Series in Optical Sciences #106: Coherent Sources of Xuv Radiation: Soft X-Ray Lasers and High-Order Harmonic Generation
by Pierre Jaegle
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Extreme ultraviolet radiation, also referred to as soft X-rays or XUV, offers very special optical properties. The X-UV refractive index of matter is such that normal reflection cannot take place on polished surfaces whereas beam transmission through one... (read more)

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Springer Series in Optical Sciences #1006: High Power Diode Lasers
Springer Series in Optical Sciences #1006: High Power Diode Lasers
by Reinhart Poprawe
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In a very comprehensive way this book covers all aspects of high power diode laser technology for materials processing. Basics as well as new application oriented results obtained in a government funded national German research project are described in... (read more)

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Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics #23: Highly Sensitive Optical Receivers
Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics #23: Highly Sensitive Optical Receivers
by Kerstin Schneider
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Highly Sensitive Optical Receivers primarily treats the circuit design of optical receivers with external photodiodes. Continuous-mode and burst-mode receivers are compared. The monograph first summarizes the basics of III/V photodetectors... (read more)

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Introduction to the Classical Theory of Particles and Fields
Introduction to the Classical Theory of Particles and Fields
by Boris Kosyakov
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This volume is intended as a systematic introduction to gauge field theory for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in high energy physics. The discussion is restricted to the classical (non-quantum) theory in Minkowski spacetime. Particular... (read more)

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Polarization of Light with Applications in Optical Fibers
Polarization of Light with Applications in Optical Fibers
by Arun Kumar
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Kumar (physics) and Ghatak (emeritus physics, both Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi) address the basic concepts and methods of polarization phenomena involved in understanding and designing various photonic devices, including basic methods of... (read more)

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Light Driven Self-organization
Light Driven Self-organization
by Boris P. Antonyuk
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This book presents a theoretical approach to the problem of self- organization and covers domain charge structure of amorphous semiconductors, looking at light-driven electron-hole kinetics in amorphous media. Material on self-organization in -doped... (read more)

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Springer Series in Optical Sciences #81: Photonic Analog-To-Digital Conversion
Springer Series in Optical Sciences #81: Photonic Analog-To-Digital Conversion
by Barry L. Shoop
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Photonic-based A/D conversion has received and continues to receive considerable attention as an alternative approach to providing enhanced resolution and speed in high-performance applications. Some of the potential advantages of using pho- tonic... (read more)

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Geometrical Optics Workbook
Geometrical Optics Workbook
by David Loshin
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This workbook is designed to supplement optics textbooks and covers all the traditional topics of geometrical optics. Terms, equations, definitions, and concepts are discussed briefly and explained through a series of problems that are worked out in a... (read more)

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Progress in Optics #52: Progress in Optics
Progress in Optics #52: Progress in Optics
by Emil Wolf
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In the fourty-seven years that have gone by since the first volume of Progress in Optics was published, optics has become one of the most dynamic fields of science. The volumes in this series which have appeared up to now contain more than 300 review... (read more)

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Optical Engineering #41: Design and Fabrication of Acousto-Optic Devices
Optical Engineering #41: Design and Fabrication of Acousto-Optic Devices
by Akis P. Goutzoulis
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This work offers detailed discussions on all aspects of acousto-optic deflectors, modulators and tunable filters, emphasizing hands-on procedures for design, fabrication and testing. It contains previously unpublished treatments of acousto-optic device... (read more)

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