Optics – Eugene Hecht – 4th Edition


Accurate, authoritative and comprehensive, , Fourth Edition of ; has been revised to provide readers with the most up-to-date coverage of . The market leader for over a decade, this provides a balance of theory and instrumentation, while also the necessary classical background. The style is lively and accessible.

This edition of Hecht’s book serves as both text and . It provides the reader with an understanding of many concepts through historical anecdotes and citations. Discussions of topics include developments in fiber optics, optical and Fourier .

Table of Content

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