Introduction to fourier optics goodman

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Introduction to Fourier Optics by Joseph W. Goodman

This is the classic introduction for senior undergrads and grad students to Fourier optics. I have a few critiques on the organization and content, but overall its one of the best sources out there for learning the topic.

1) Too little focus is given to the angular spectrum treatment of diffraction and too much to the analysis of the Rayleigh-Sommerfeld diffraction integral, in my opinion. From a practical standpoint, the angular spectrum is of much more use in the laboratory and for understanding optical setups.

2) The book seems to be divided in purpose; the first six chapters teach the foundations of Fourier Optics while the remaining chapters serve as a summary of whats been done within the literature. Readers might be better served by a book that focuses exclusively on the theory and concepts, especially since much of the later material (analog optical processing, film-based holography) is somewhat outdated and has found little use outside of very specific applications where digital image processing has failed to achieve success.

3) More treatment of coherence theory and Fourier techniques in light scattering would be appreciated.

Overall, though, the book is succinct, precise, and clear.
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Dr. Goodman's contributions to optics have been recognized in many ways. In addition to Introduction to Fourier Optics, Dr. Goodman is the author of Statis-.
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In addition to Introduction to Fourier Optics, Dr. Goodman is the author of Statis- tical Optics (J. Wiley & Sons, ) and the editor of International Trends in.
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Joseph W. He is now the William Ayer Professor Emeritus. His work has been recognized by a variety of awards and honors, including the F. Introduction to Fourier Optics. This textbook deals with fourier analysis applications in optics, and in particular with its applications to diffraction, imaging, optical data processing, holography and optical communications. Fourier analysis is a universal tool that has found application within a wide range of areas in physics and engineering and this third edition has been written to help your students understand the complexity of a subject that can be challenging to grasp at times.

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  1. This textbook deals with fourier analysis applications in optics, and in particular with its applications to diffraction, imaging, optical data processing, holography.

  2. "Goodman's Introduction to Fourier Optics explains scalar wave propagation and transfer functions that are essential for understanding the performance of.

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