author={Simon Foster and Frank Zeyda},
  journal={Postgraduate Medical Journal},
  pages={540 - 540}
Optics that studies the behavior and properties of light, including its interactions with matter and the construction of instruments that use or detect it. Optics usually describes the behavior of visible, ultraviolet, and infrared light. Although, since light is an electromagnetic wave, other forms of electromagnetic radiation such as X-rays, microwaves, and radio waves exhibit similar properties. 

Theory and Applications for Diffraction of Light

This lesson plan focuses on the wave nature of light and utilizes real-world examples and straightforward activities to explain the complexities of interference patterns and the diffraction of electromagnetic waves.

UV and VIS far field intensity profile of optical fiber based flow cells

Optical key parameter of fiber optic flow cells for absorbance measurements are transmission and numerical aperture. In this work we introduce an experimental setup to determine the far field

Reduction of polarization and spatio-temporal coherence of the light by using a moving rough-surfaced wave plate

The statistical properties of the scattered light from a moving random birefringence screen is investigated in terms of the mutual coherence matrix for the electric field. The relationship between

Measuring vacuum polarization with high-power lasers

When exposed to intense electromagnetic fields, the quantum vacuum is expected to exhibit properties of a polarizable medium akin to a weakly nonlinear dielectric material. Various schemes have been

Light propagation in an anisotropically scattering medium

Scattering is the main phenomenon of light-matter interaction. In this thesis, we consider one specific case of light propagation in a material whose structure causes anisotropic optical scattering

Light propagation and observed light propagation

Light propagation is viewed as a process involving mutual creation of electric and magnetic fields. This viewpoint is used to argue that the conventional retarded solutions to electromagnetic wave

Experimental observation of temporal dispersion gratings in fiber optics

We experimentally demonstrate a temporal analog to the diffraction optical grating. Using amplitude and phase temporal periodic modulations, we show that the accumulation of dispersion in fiber

Surface engineering to control electromagnetic waves across the spectrum

The concepts of engineered surfaces for the control of electromagnetic waves are here introduced and contextualized into the three main applications studied: (i) structures for the enhancement of

Focusing DOEs (focusators): design and investigation

  • V. Danilov
  • Physics
    2020 International Conference on Information Technology and Nanotechnology (ITNT)
  • 2020
The influence of the development of focusator design methods on the creation of other diffractive optical elements (DOEs) and the examples of efficient use of focusators are analyzed.

Introduction to Optics and Lasers for Beam Instrumentation

The versatility of optics enables the design of a wide range of elegant beam instrumentation. Multiple properties of particle beams can be precisely measured by various optical techniques, which