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  1. Numerical Simulation of Optical Wave Propagation With Examples in MATLAB (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM199)
    Numerical Simulation of Optical Wave Propagation With Examples in MATLAB (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM199)
    Numerical Simulation of Optical Wave Propagation With Examples in MATLAB (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM199)
    Numerical Simulation of Optical Wave Propagation With Examples in MATLAB (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM199)
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  2. Numerical Simulation of Optical Wave Propagation With Examples in MATLAB (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM199)

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Wave-optics simulation is an immensely useful tool for many applications. The simulation techniques in this book are directly applicable to atmospheric imaging, astronomy, adaptive optics, free-space optical communications, and LADAR. In addition, many of the basic techniques are applicable to integrated optics and nonlinear, anisotropic, and optically active media.

Numerical Simulation of Optical Wave Propagation is solely dedicated to wave-optics simulations. The book discusses digital Fourier transforms (FT), FT-based operations, multiple methods of wave-optics simulations, sampling requirements, and simulations in atmospheric turbulence.

This book will benefit optical scientists and engineers at all levels as a guide for FT-based data analysis, imaging system analysis, and wave-optics simulations. Professors can use this book to augment their Fourier optics courses and for independent studies with students. Problem sets are given at the end of each chapter. Students will learn principles and techniques from this book that can be utilized throughout their careers in optics. All readers will also benefit from the use of the MATLAB® scripting language and the provided CD that contains code for the basic tools and examples used throughout the book.


- Foundations of Scalar Diffraction Theory
- Digital Fourier Transforms
- Simple Computations Using Fourier Transforms
- Fraunhofer Diffraction and Lenses
- Imaging Systems and Aberrations
- Fresnel Diffraction in Vacuum
- Sampling Requirements for Fresnel Diffraction
- Relaxed Sampling Constraints with Partial Propagations
- Propagation Through Atmospheric Turbulence
- Appendix A: Function Definitions
- Appendix B: MATLAB Code Listings
- References
- Index

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I am currently using this book daily at work. I hopped directly into Chapter 9, which covers optical propagation through optical turbulence. It gave me a good review of some stuff I had learned about 25 years ago, and actually increased my knowledge and understanding of the subject. I wish I had this book 25 years ago. The MATLAB code is also very valuable, and I have incorporated some of it into some models I am developing. As I get chance, I am also reviewing the chapters prior to #9 because I expect I will learn more from them too.
The book presents the latest advances in numerical simulations of optical wave propagations in turbulent media. The book is clearly written and abundant of excellent examples in MATLAB giving to the reader a lot of step-by-step introductions as well as understanding of the waves propagation. The writing style is very engaging.

However, the Chapter 9 is slightly denser than others (I think it could be split on two different chapters). The operators notations used in Chapter 6 sometimes are more difficult to follow than conventional expressions. But those are minor issues that do not affect the material of the book.

Overall, the material of the book and the MATLAB code present a solid basis for the numerical simulations. Carefully selected bibliography of the book allows to use it as an excellent reference.
This book starts from the fundamentals of DFT's and diffraction theory. In an efficient manner, Jason takes these basics through to the core wave-optics methods for propagation within the atmosphere. His succinct treatment of the subjects allows for quick, efficient reading, while citing references for further background.

Because of his succinct style, this book also serves as an incredibly useful resource for a broad range of equations that I have yet to find in a single alternative source.

For these reasons, this is the one book that I carry along almost all the time.

My only gripe is the binding, which tends to fall apart as other SPIE paperback books do.
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