Describes how laser radiation propagates in natural and artificial materials and how the state of radiation can be controlled and manipulated (phase intensity, polarization) by various means. New concepts and useful techniques are described in the problems. Includes many figures, tables, and examples.
Table of Contents
Electromagnetic Fields.; Propagation of Laser Beams.; Polarization of Light Waves.; Electromagnetic Propagation in Anisotropic Media.; Jones Calculus and its Application to Birefringent Optical Systems.; Electromagnetic Propagation in Periodic Media.; Electro--optics.; Electro--optic Devices.; Acousto--optics.; Acousto--optic Devices.; Guided Waves and Integrated Optics.; Nonlinear Optics.; Phase--conjugate Optics.