Fundamentals of Micro-Optics

Fundamentals of Micro-Optics

By: Hans P. Zappe (author)Hardback

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From optical fundamentals to advanced applications, this comprehensive guide to micro-optics covers all the key areas for those who need an in-depth introduction to micro-optic devices, technologies, and applications. Topics covered range from basic optics, optical materials, refraction, and diffraction, to micro-mirrors, micro-lenses, diffractive optics, optoelectronics, and fabrication. Advanced topics, such as tunable and nano-optics, are also discussed. Real-world case studies and numerous worked examples are provided throughout, making complex concepts easier to follow, whilst an extensive bibliography provides a valuable resource for further study. With exercises provided at the end of each chapter to aid and test understanding, this is an ideal textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students taking courses in optics, photonics, micro-optics, microsystems, and MEMs. It is also a useful self-study guide for research engineers working on optics development.

About Author

Hans Zappe is Professor of Micro-Optics in the Department of Microsystems Engineering at University of Freiburg, where he also manages the Laboratory for Micro-Optics in the Department of Microsystems Engineering. He has 20 years' experience working on optical micro- and nanosystems, integrated optics, and semiconductor lasers, and he is internationally renowned for his teaching and research. He has previously authored two textbooks and his current research interests include the use of micro-optics for medical applications and the development of tunable micro-optical components and systems.


1. Introduction; 2. The physics of light; 3. Optical materials; 4. Optical interfaces; 5. Interferometry; 6. Reflective micro-optics; 7. Refractive micro-optics; 8. Diffractive micro-optics; 9. Guided-wave micro-optics; 10. Active micro-optics; 11. Micro-optical fabrication; 12. Tunable micro-optics; 13. Fluidic micro-optics; 14. Nano-optics.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780521895422
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 646
  • ID: 9780521895422
  • weight: 1410
  • ISBN10: 0521895421

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