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Introduction to Fourier Optics


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Table of Contents

1.- Introduction.- 2. Analysis of Two-Dimensional Signals and Systems.- 3. Foundations of Scalar Diffraction Theory.- 4. Fresnel and Fraunhofer Diffraction.- 5. Computational Diffraction and Propagation.- 6. Wave-Optics Analysis of Coherent Optical Systems.- 7. Frequency Analysis of Optical Imaging Systems.- 8. Point-Spread Function and Transfer Function Engineering.- 9. Wavefront Modulation.- 10. Analog Optical Information Processing.- 11. Holography.- 12. Fourier Optics in Optical Communications

About the Author

Joseph W. Goodman - Held the William Ayer Chair in Electrical Engineering at Stanford, and also served in several administrative posts, including Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Senior Associate Dean of Engineering for Faculty Affairs. He is now the William Ayer Professor Emeritus. His work has been recognized by a variety of awards and honors, including the F.E. Terman Award of the American Society for Engineering Education, the Dennis Gabor Award of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), the Max Born Award, the Esther Beller Hoffman Award, the Ives Medal from the Optical Society of America, and the Education Medal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 


"Goodman's Introduction to Fourier Optics explains scalar wave propagation and transfer functions that are essential for understanding the performance of imaging and other optical systems. It also covers several advanced topics. This is the clearest and best-written textbook I have ever read."
—James R. Fienup, Robert E. Hopkins Professor of Optics, University of Rochester

"Introduction to Fourier Optics provided me with my first introduction to this exciting field more than 30 years ago. Over the years it has continued to serve as a teaching resource, a reference book and a source of insights and inspiration for launching new research directions. Its clarity of presentation has set a gold standard for technical books possibly in all fields."
—Ravi Athale, DARPA

"Joe Goodman's wonderful book on Fourier Optics is like a good wine. It keeps getting better and better."
—Demetri Psaltis, California Institute of Technology

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