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by Joseph W Goodman

The second edition of this respected text considerably expands the original and reflects the tremendous advances made in the field. All the material has been update and several new sections explore the recent progress made in the areas of wavelength modulation, analog information processing, and holography. The book also explores Fourier analysis applications and emphasizes those applications to diffraction, imaging, optical data processing, and holography.
Download Introduction To Fourier Optics epub
ISBN: 0070242542
ISBN13: 978-0070242548
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: Joseph W Goodman
Language: English
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 2 edition (January 1, 1996)
Pages: 441 pages
ePUB size: 1840 kb
FB2 size: 1918 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 177
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Joseph Goodman has done a stellar job of clearly presenting concepts AND mathematical background. There is an excellent mix of straightforward theory and practical uses of Fourier Optics. The chapter problems are very challenging but insightful. This is the best optics book I have ever read.
Overall I like the book for it is clear, the mathematics is lucid and has all the essentials in a comprehensive way. I have found it quite useful for research. In addition, for the most parts it is quite accurate.

Some criticisms though:
Contains everything from a more mathematical point of view. By that i mean, problems are usually not very physically motivated and some of the conclusions drawn are not very physical. that is you are given at the end of a discussion only an integral. It would have been nice if there were more discussions on the physics of Fourier Optics, for example pictures of actual experimental results or clear diagrams that show for example how does the diffraction pattern for a given input looks like. So getting an intuitive grasp of the subject at a pictorial level, where you can 'see' the results is a bit challenging to get out of this book. also very expensive.
This is the best book on Fourier Optics that I'm aware of. There is sufficient detail that you can follow the math, but also has well written text explaining concepts. The problems are sometimes trivial and sometime challenging, but they are very much an integral part of the book and doing them is necessary to get a full understanding of the material. There is a 3rd edition of the book with an additonal chapter, which is available at a much lower price, but Amazon does not seem to be carrying it yet. Hopefully they will soon. (...)