The 254-page book Polarization Holography reviews research carried out in the field over the past 15 years. The authors cover basic concepts in polarization and the propagation of light through anisotropic materials and present a theoretical basis for polarization holography. Materials used in the process are described. Various applications, including display holography and optical storage, are discussed in depth. L. Nikolova and P.S. Ramanujam; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2009; $110.
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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