By Raymond G. Wilson

ISBN-10: 0471303577

ISBN-13: 9780471303572

An Introduction

For somebody new to Fourier tools, this outstanding ebook will light up the topic like no different at the moment on hand. With over 280 illustrations generated via special effects, it depicts in 3-space (rather than the standard 2-space) the numerous simple capabilities of optical diffraction and imaging. those mind-stretching visualizations provide the reader an greater realizing of either Fourier remodel suggestions and key rules in optics. while, the writer presents a lucid textual content that covers wave notation, the Fourier research of signs, the processing of sunshine in diffraction phenomena and imaging, Zernicke polynomials, Fourier transforms for Fresnel diffraction, laser beacon adaptive optics, and comparable topics.

perfect for self-teaching, this ebook is extremely prompt for operating engineers, technical employees, scholars of actual optics and sign research, and Fourier newcomers in all fields.