This book "Wave Optics" is written for B.Sc., First Year (2nd Semester) students as per the new syllabus (Choice Based Credit System) w.e.f. : 2020-21 Academic Year, prescribed by APSCHE. The entire syllabus is divided into five units.
The first unit covers the basics of the Interference deals division of wavefront, interference in thin films, wedge shaped film, Newton's rings and Michelson interferometer.
The second unit deals with Diffraction of light, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, propagation of light in diffraction and zone plates.
The Third unit covers the concept of Polarization of light, types of methods in production of polarized light, quarter, half wave plates, optical activity and specific rotation.
The Fourth unit introduces Aberrations and Fibre Optics with types of aberrations, minimizing methods, types of fibre optic materials and communication.
The Fifth unit covers the basics of Lasers and Holography with laser principle, types lasers and principle, applications of holography.
The book thoroughly explains all relevant and important topics in a student-friendly manner. The language and approach towards understanding the fundamental topics of Physics is crystal clear. The book lays emphasis on explaining the principles as well as their applications.
The salient features of this book are that at the end of each unit including of solved problems, questions and previous question papers for all universities in Andhra Pradesh are added at the end of the entire syllabus. Certain additional information worth important was also added for the benefit of enthusiastic students and teachers too.
1. Interference of Light
2. Diffraction of Light
3. Polarization of Light
5. Fibre Optics