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Interference of Light Waves

Selected Literature References

Leading investigators in the fields of optics and photonics have published a number of high-quality review articles on a variety of interference phenomena. This section contains periodical and book location information about these articles, as well as providing a listing of the chapter titles for appropriate sections dealing with the interference between wavefronts and related effects.

Interference., Hecht, E., in Optics (4th edition), Addison-Wesley, New York, pages 385-442 (2002).

Beamsplitters: a guide for designers., Melles Griot, Photonics Components Division, in The Photonics Design and Applications Handbook, Laurin Publishing, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, pages 309-314 (2001).

Optical components: finding your way through the maze., Allard, P. and Valdez, B., in The Photonics Design and Applications Handbook, Laurin Publishing, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, pages 296-306 (2001).

Prism, thin film, and layer diffraction grating., Nassau, K., in The Physics and Chemistry of Color, 2nd edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York, pages 441-447 (2001).

Dielectric reflection and interference filters., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 200-209 (2000).

Interference and diffraction., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 11-16 (2000).

Optical thin films., Fischer, R. and Tadic-Galeb, B., in Optical System Design, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 421-438 (2000).

Elements of the theory of interference and interferometers., Born, M. and Wolf, E., in Principles of Optics, 7th edition, Cambridge University Press, New York, pages 286-411 (1999).

Interference and diffraction with partially coherent light., Born, M. and Wolf, E., in Principles of Optics, 7th edition, Cambridge University Press, New York, pages 554-632 (1999).

Optics of crystals., Born, M. and Wolf, E., in Principles of Optics, 7th edition, Cambridge University Press, New York, pages 790-852 (1999).

Interference., Desmarais, L., in Applied Electro-Optics, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, pages 64-86 (1998).

Interference and interferometers., Scott, C., in Introduction to Optics and Optical Imaging, IEEE Press, New York, pages 241-267 (1998).

Introduction to holography., Scott, C., in Introduction to Optics and Optical Imaging, IEEE Press, New York, pages 269-302 (1998).

Optical components., Walker, B., in Optical Engineering Fundamentals, SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Bellingham, Washington, pages 149-179 (1998).

Interference., Ray, S., in Applied Photographic Optics, 2nd edition, Focal Press, Boston, Massachusetts, pages 25-27 (1997).

Mirrors and prisms., Naval Education and Training Program Development Center, in Basic Optics and Optical Instruments, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 3.1-3.13 (1997).

Optical components and their imaging roles., Ray, S., in Applied Photographic Optics, 2nd edition, Focal Press, Boston, Massachusetts, pages 52-66 (1997).

Holography., Goodman, J., in Introduction to Fourier Optics, 2nd editions, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 295-392 (1996).

Application of interference to astronomical investigation., Michelson, A., in Studies in Optics, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 111-119 (1995).

Coherence., Lauterborn, W., Kurz, T., and Wiesenfeldt, M., in Coherent Optics: Fundamentals and Applications, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pages 31-57 (1995).

Dispersive prisms and gratings., Zissis, G., in Handbook of Optics, Volume 2: Devices, Measurements, and Properties, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 5.1-5.16 (1995).

Interference., Grievenkamp, J., in Handbook of Optics, Volume 1: Fundamentals, Techniques, and Design, 2nd edition, Bass, M., Van Stryland, E., Williams, D., and Wolfe, W. (eds), McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 2.3-2.44 (1995).

Light and colour., Longair, M., in Colour: Art and Science, Lamb, T. and Bourriau, J. (eds), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pages 65-102 (1995).

Metallic colors in birds and insects., Michelson, A., in Studies in Optics, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 167-174 (1995).

Multiple-beam interference., Lauterborn, W., Kurz, T., and Wiesenfeldt, M., in Coherent Optics: Fundamentals and Applications, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pages 59-74 (1995).

Polarizers (and beamsplitters)., Bennett, J., in Handbook of Optics, Volume 2: Devices, Measurements, and Properties, Bass, M., Van Stryland, E., Williams, D., and Wolfe, W. (eds), McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 3.1-3.62 (1995).

Prisms., Meyer-Arendt, J., in Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, pages 14-17 (1995).

Speckles., Lauterborn, W., Kurz, T., and Wiesenfeldt, M., in Coherent Optics: Fundamentals and Applications, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pages 75-98 (1995).

The interferometer., Michelson, A., in Studies in Optics, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 20-33 (1995).

Theory and applications of interference of light-waves., Michelson, A., in Studies in Optics, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 1-9; 10-19 (1995).

The interference laws of Fresnel and Arago., Collett, E., in Polarized Light: Fundamentals and Applications (Optical Engineering Series), Marcel Dekker, New York, pages 255-277 (1993).

Interference., Ditchborn, R., in Light, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 114-151 (1991).

Measurements with interferometers., Ditchborn, R., in Light, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 260-298 (1991).

The basis of seventeenth-century optics., Ronchi, V., in Optics: The Science of Vision, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 24-66 (1991).

Interference and diffraction., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering: The Design of Optical Systems, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 11-16 (1990).

Optical materials and interference coatings., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering: The Design of Optical Systems, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 161-203 (1990).

Interference and diffraction., O'Shea, D., in Elements of Modern Optical Design, John Wiley and Sons, New York, pages 41-55 (1985).

Interference involving multiple reflections., Jenkins, F. and White, H., in Fundamentals of Optics, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 286-314 (1976).

Interference of two beams of light., Jenkins, F. and White, H., in Fundamentals of Optics, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 259-285 (1976).

Coherence and interference., Fowles, G., in Introduction to Modern Optics, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 57-84 (1975).

Interference and coherence., Hecht, E., in Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Optics, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 123-158 (1975).

Multiple-beam interference., Fowles, G., in Introduction to Modern Optics, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 85-103 (1975).

Image orientation., Walles, S. and Hopkins, R., in Applied Optics: 2, Optical Society of America, New York, pages 1447-1452 (1964).

Optical glass: its working and testing., Johnson, B., in Optics and Optical Instruments, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 159-203 (1960).


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