An Introduction

S. Musa, PhD, Texas A&M-Prairie View
A. Srivastava, PhD

ISBN: 978-1-938549-70-0
Pub Date:  September 2016
Specs: 7 x 9   Paperback with DVD
Pages: 750
Price: $89.95

This book deals with the concepts of geometrical and physical optics and covers lasers, holography, and fiber optics. It contains numerous diagrams, worked-out examples, and related questions-answers to help students in the comprehension and appreciation of the concepts. A companion disc with animations, 4 color figures, etc. is included.


A Brief Review of the Theory of Light. Reflection and Refraction. Refraction at Spherical Surface. Aberrations of Optical Images. Optical Instruments. Nature of Light. Simple Harmonic Motion. Wave Motion. Light Waves. Huygens' Principle and Its Applications. Interference of Light (Division of Wavefront). Interference of Light (Division of Amplitude). Diffraction of Light (Fresnel Class). Diffraction of Light (Fraunhofer Class). Resolving Power. Polarization of Light. Production and Analysis of Polarized Light Optical Activity. Electromagnetic Nature of Light. Quantum Nature of Light. Origin of Spectra. Matter Waves. Elements of Crystal Structure. Matrix Presentation of Polarized Light: Jones' Vector and Jones' Matrix. Lasers and Its Applications. Fiber Optics and Sensors. Holography.


Dr. Sarhan Musa teaches numerous courses at Texas A & M-Prairie View and is the author of several books including Computational Nanophotonics (CRC Press). Dr. Anchal Srivastava has over 30 research publications and a patent to her credit. She co-authored books on Mechanics, Optics, and Practical Physics.