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Introduction to Wave Optics

  • Swapan Kumar Saha
Chapter
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Abstract

Light is an electromagnetic wave propagating as a disturbance in the electric and magnetic fields. These fields continually generate each other, as the wave propagates through space and oscillates in time. The Maxwell equations give rise to the wave equation that enumerates the propagation of electromagnetic waves.

Keywords

Point Spread Function Modulation Transfer Function Spherical Wave Wave Optic Stokes Parameter 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of AstrophysicsBangaloreIndia

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