Wave Optics: Basic Concepts and Contemporary Trends combines classical optics with some of the latest developments in the field to provide readers with an appreciation and understanding of advanced research topics. Requiring only a basic knowledge of electromagnetic theory and mathematics, this book:
Drawing parallels with corresponding quantum problems whenever possible to broaden the horizon and outlook, Wave Optics: Basic Concepts and Contemporary Trends gives readers a taste of what is happening in modern optics today and shows why wave optics remains one of the most interesting and challenging areas of physics.
Oscillations. Scalar and vector waves. Reflection and refraction. Elements of polarization, anisotropy and birefringence. Optical properties of dielectric, metal and engineered materials. More on polarized light. Interference and diffraction. Rays and beams. Optical waves in stratified media. Surface and guided modes. Resonances of small particles. Spin-orbit interaction of light. Optical tweezers. Pendry lensing and extraordinary transmission of light. Appendices on elements of complex numbers, vector spherical harmonics, and MATLAB case studies.