Preface


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Preface
PrefaceIt is no simple task to characterize the importance of phase-space methods in the optical sciences. Geometrical optics, formally related to classical mechanics, has benefited implicitly and explicitly from phase-space concepts since Hamiltonian and Lagrangian optics were first formulated. In comparison, phase-space optics of coherent wavefronts, namely, the use of the Wigner distribution functions and of the ambiguity function, constitutes a more recent development, and the Wigner distribution remains far from being integrated into the canon of standard tools used by the optics community.Optical engineers and researchers are polarized on the use of phase-space optics. Many r…
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Markus Testorf; Bryan Hennelly; Jorge Ojeda-CastaƱeda: Phase-Space Optics: Fundamentals and Applications. Preface, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export