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Reflection of Light

Selected Literature References

The reference materials listed in this section are an excellent source of additional information on the diverse topic of light reflection from both specular and diffuse surfaces. Included are references to books, book chapters, and review articles, which discuss the theory and applications of the reflection of light and how they relate to the physics of light and color.

Book Chapters and Review Articles

Reflection., Hecht, E., in Optics (4th edition), Addison-Wesley, New York, pages 95-100; 124-125; 478-479 (2002).

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).

Reflection at an air-to-glass interface., Smith, W., in The Photonics Design and Applications Handbook, Laurin Publishing, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, page 32 (2001).

Dielectric reflection, interference filters and reflectors., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 200-211 (2000).

Mirrors and prisms., Fischer, R. and Tadic-Galeb, B., in Optical System Design, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 147-158 (2000).

Optical materials and interference coatings., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 173-217 (2000).

Prisms and mirrors., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 91-123 (2000).

Reflecting systems., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 474-502 (2000).

Reflective infrared zoom systems., Mann, A., in Infrared Optics and Zoom Lenses, SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Bellingham, Washington, pages 97-103 (2000).

Reflection and refraction of a plane wave., Born, M. and Wolf, E., in Principles of Optics, 7th edition, Cambridge University Press, New York, pages 38-53 (1999).

Refraction and reflection at a metal surface., Born, M. and Wolf, E., in Principles of Optics, 7th edition, Cambridge University Press, New York, pages 739-749 (1999).

Behavior of light rays., Walker, B., in Optical Engineering Fundamentals, SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Bellingham, Washington, pages 35-42 (1998).

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

Other common optical components., Scott, C., in Introduction to Optics and Optical Imaging, IEEE Press, New York, pages 177-184 (1998).

Reflection and refraction., Desmarais, L., in Applied Electro-Optics, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, pages 29-63 (1998).

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).

Reflection., Naval Education and Training Program Development Center, in Basic Optics and Optical Instruments, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 2.11-2.12 (1997).

Reflection., Ray, S., in Applied Photographic Optics, 2nd edition, Focal Press, Boston, Massachusetts, pages 18-20 (1997).

Reflectors., Shannon, R., in The Art and Science of Optical Design, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pages 566-583 (1997).

The law of reflectance., Miller, J. and Friedman, E., in Photonics Rules of Thumb: Optics, Electro-Optics, Fiber Optics, and Lasers (Optical and Electro-Optical Engineering Series), McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 231 (1996).

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).

General principles of geometric optics., Goodman, D., 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 1.3-1.109 (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).

Nondispersive prisms., Wolfe, W., 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 4.1-4.29 (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).

Reflecting systems., Meyer-Arendt, J., in Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, pages 171-179 (1995).

Reflection and refraction., Meyer-Arendt, J., in Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, pages 3-23 (1995).

Mueller matrics for reflection and transmission., Collett, E., in Polarized Light: Fundamentals and Applications (Optical Engineering Series), Marcel Dekker, New York, pages 139-161 (1993).

Reflection, refraction, and diffraction of waves., Ronchi, V., in Optics: The Science of Vision, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 321-353 (1991).

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

The electromagnetic theory of reflection and refraction., Ditchborn, R., in Light, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 420-438 (1991).

The foundations of the science of vision., Ronchi, V., in Optics: The Science of Vision, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 67-123 (1991).

Dielectric reflection and interference filters., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering: The Design of Optical Systems, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 187-196 (1990).

General principles., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering: The Design of Optical Systems, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 1-18 (1990).

Prisms and mirrors., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering: The Design of Optical Systems, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 87-118 (1990).

Reflectors., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering: The Design of Optical Systems, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 196-197 (1990).

Mirrors and prisms., O'Shea, D., in Elements of Modern Optical Design, John Wiley and Sons, New York, pages 119-143 (1985).

Plane surfaces and prisms., Jenkins, F. and White, H., in Fundamentals of Optics, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 24-43 (1976).

Reflection., Jenkins, F. and White, H., in Fundamentals of Optics, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 523-543 (1976).

Reflection and transmission., Hecht, E., in Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Optics, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 32-50 (1975).

The vectorial nature of light: reflection., Fowles, G., in Introduction to Modern Optics, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 38-56 (1975).

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

Reflection and refraction., Johnson, B., in Optics and Optical Instruments, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 1-20 (1960).


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