Principles and Applications of Fourier Optics

Principles and Applications of Fourier Optics

Robert K Tyson


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In this text, Robert Tyson presents the fundamentals of Fourier optics with sufficient detail to educate the reader, typically an advanced student or working scientist or engineer, to the level of applying the knowledge to a specific set of design or analysis problems. Instead of presenting complex multipage proofs of the underlying theory, the key results are presented with an explanation of the physical meaning and accompanied by appropriate literature references. The last half of the book explores some of the many and varied modern applications, including in imaging, interferometry, tomography, optical testing methods, pattern recognition, holography, data processing, encoding and encryption.


Robert K Tyson:
Robert Tyson is a Fellow of SPIE and professor emeritus at the Department of Physics and Optical Sciences, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Befoe joining the facuilty of UNC Robert worked in aerospace industry (United Technologies Corp. and Schafer Corp.) for over 20 years. Working in the field of atmospheric propagation and adaptive optics, he have authored 7 books in adaptive optics at various levels as well as graduated a number of Master�s and PhD students whose research was in physical (or Fourier) optics.