Optical Media


Author: Friedrich Kittler,Anthony Enns
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745640915
Category: History
Page: 250
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Friedrich Kittler's lecture series provides a concise history of optical media from Renaissance linear perspective to late twentieth-century computer graphics. He begins by looking at European painting since the Renaissance in order to discern the principles according to which modern optical perception was organised. Kittler also discusses the development of various mechanical devices, like the camera obscura and the laterna magica, which were closely connected to the printing press and which played a pivotal role in the media war between the Reformation and the Counterreformation. After examining this history, Kittler then addresses the ways in which images were first stored and made to move through the development of photography and film. Kittler discusses the competitive relationship between photography and painting as well as between film and theater, as innovations like the Baroque proscenium or "picture-frame" stage evolved from elements that would later constitute cinema. The central question, however, is the impact of film on the ancient monopoly of writing, as it not only provoked new forms of competition for novelists but also fundamentally altered the status of books. In the final section, Kittler examines the development of electrical telecommunications and electronic image processing from television to computer simulations. In short, these lectures provide a comprehensive introduction to the history of image production, which is indispensable for anyone wishing to understand the prevailing audiovisual conditions of contemporary culture.

Ghostly Apparitions

German Idealism, the Gothic Novel, and Optical Media
Author: Stefan Andriopoulos
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 1935408356
Category: History
Page: 235
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A media archaeology that traces connections between new media technologies and distinct cultural realms, considering topics that range from Kant's philosophy to somnambulist clairvoyants.

Light Propagation in Linear Optical Media


Author: Glen D. Gillen,Katharina Gillen,Shekhar Guha
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351831356
Category: Science
Page: 388
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Light Propagation in Linear Optical Media describes light propagation in linear media by expanding on diffraction theories beyond what is available in classic optics books. In one volume, this book combines the treatment of light propagation through various media, interfaces, and apertures using scalar and vector diffraction theories. After covering the fundamentals of light and physical optics, the authors discuss light traveling within an anisotropic crystal and present mathematical models for light propagation across planar boundaries between different media. They describe the propagation of Gaussian beams and discuss various diffraction models for the propagation of light. They also explore methods for spatially confining (trapping) cold atoms within localized light-intensity patterns. This book can be used as a technical reference by professional scientists and engineers interested in light propagation and as a supplemental text for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in optics.

Optical Media News and Information

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Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Optical data processing
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Light Propagation in Linear Optical Media


Author: Glen D. Gillen,Katharina Gillen,Shekhar Guha
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351831356
Category: Science
Page: 388
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Light Propagation in Linear Optical Media describes light propagation in linear media by expanding on diffraction theories beyond what is available in classic optics books. In one volume, this book combines the treatment of light propagation through various media, interfaces, and apertures using scalar and vector diffraction theories. After covering the fundamentals of light and physical optics, the authors discuss light traveling within an anisotropic crystal and present mathematical models for light propagation across planar boundaries between different media. They describe the propagation of Gaussian beams and discuss various diffraction models for the propagation of light. They also explore methods for spatially confining (trapping) cold atoms within localized light-intensity patterns. This book can be used as a technical reference by professional scientists and engineers interested in light propagation and as a supplemental text for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in optics.

Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media


Author: Shekhar Guha,Leonel P. Gonzalez
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439866384
Category: Science
Page: 334
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"This is very unique and promises to be an extremely useful guide to a host of workers in the field. They have given a generalized presentation likely to cover most if not all situations to be encountered in the laboratory, yet also highlight several specific examples that clearly illustrate the methods. They have provided an admirable contribution to the community. If someone makes their living by designing lasers, optical parametric oscillators or other devices employing nonlinear crystals, or designing experiments incorporating laser beam propagation through linear or nonlinear media, then this book will be a welcome addition to their bookshelf." —Richard Sutherland, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, USA Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media provides a collection of expressions, equations, formulas, and derivations used in calculating laser beam propagation through linear and nonlinear media which are useful for predicting experimental results. The authors address light propagation in anisotropic media, oscillation directions of the electric field and displacement vectors, the walk-off angles between the Poynting and propagation vectors, and effective values of the d coefficient for biaxial, uniaxial, and isotropic crystals. They delve into solutions of the coupled three wave mixing equations for various nonlinear optical processes, including quasi-phase matching and optical parametric oscillation, and discuss focusing effects and numerical techniques used for beam propagation analysis in nonlinear media, and phase retrieval technique. The book also includes examples of MATLAB and FORTRAN computer programs for numerical evaluations. An ideal resource for students taking graduate level courses in nonlinear optics, Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media can also be used as a reference for practicing professionals.

Applications of optical media


Author: Charles Oppenheim,Aslib
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 141
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Introduction to optical disc technology; The market for CD-ROM; The use made by information managers of CD-ROM products; Networking of CD-ROM; CD-ROM help desk; The uses off CD-ROM in business environments; CD-ROM and the eastern bloc; Multimedia - the personal growth machine.

Certain Optical Disk Controller Chips and Chipsets and Products Containing Same, Including DVD Players and PC Optical Storage Devices, Inv. 337-TA-506


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Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1457818256
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Optical Properties of Nanostructured Random Media


Author: Vladimir M. Shalaev
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540449485
Category: Science
Page: 454
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The contributors to the book are world best experts in the optics of random media; they provide a state-of-the-art review of recent developments in the field including nonlinear optical and magneto-optical properties, Raman and hyper-Raman scattering, laser action, plasmon excitation and localized giant fields, imaging and spectroscopy of random media

CD-ROM

fundamentals to applications
Author: Charles Oppenheim
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 308
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Optical Data Storage

Phase-change media and recording
Author: Erwin R. Meinders,Andrei V. Mijiritskii,Liesbeth van Pieterson,Matthias Wuttig
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402042175
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 174
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This is an overview of recording principles, materials aspects, and applications of rewritable optical storage. Elements of data recording, including mark formation, eraseability, direct overwrite strategies, data quality and data stability are explained and extensively discussed. Throughout the book, a mark formation model is described and used to back-up measurement results and support the discussed applications. High-speed and dual-layer recording are analyzed in depth, with proposals to achieve higher performance.

Publishing with CD-ROM

a guide to compact disc optical storage technologies for providers of publishing services
Author: Patti Myers
Publisher: Mecklermedia
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 98
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CD-R/DVD

Disc Recording Demystified
Author: Lee Purcell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780071357159
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 528
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Accompanying CD-ROM includes the full text of the book in PDF format; a guide to making CD-ROMs, back issues of the CD-ROM access newsletter, and templates for artwork for disc labels for use with favorite graphics programs, all from Disc Makers, an independent packaging and replication company; and a range of trial versions of software from Sonic Foundry to enable you to manipulate digital audio and video and record your completed projects directly to disc.

Videodiscs, compact discs and digital optical disk systems

an introduction to the technologies and the systems and their potential for information storage, retrieval and dissemination
Author: Tony Hendley,A. M. Hendley
Publisher: Information Today Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 208
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Nonlinear Optical Properties of Materials


Author: Rashid A. Ganeev
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9400760221
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 244
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This book is mostly concerned on the experimental research of the nonlinear optical characteristics of various media, low- and high-order harmonic generation in different materials, and formation, and nonlinear optical characterization of clusters. We also demonstrate the inter-connection between these areas of nonlinear optics. Nonlinear optical properties of media such as optical limiting can be applied in various areas of science and technology. To define suitable materials for these applications, one has to carefully analyse the nonlinear optical characteristics of various media, such as the nonlinear refractive indices, coefficients of nonlinear absorption, saturation absorption intensities, etc. Knowing the nonlinear optical parameters of materials is also important for describing the propagation effects, self-interaction of intense laser pulses, and optimisation of various nonlinear optical processes. Among those processes one can admit the importance of the studies of the frequency conversion of coherent laser sources. The area of interest for nonlinear optical characterization of materials is also closely related with new field of nanostructures formation and application during laser-matter interaction. We show how the nonlinear optical analysis of materials leads to improvement of their high-order nonlinear optical response during the interaction with strong laser fields. Ablation-induced nanoparticles formation is correlated with their applications as efficient sources of coherent short-wavelength photons. From other side, recent achievements of harmonic generation in plasmas are closely related with the knowledge of the properties of materials in the laser plumes. All of these studies are concerned with the low-order nonlinear optical features of various materials. The novelty of the approach developed in present book is related with inter-connection of those studies with each other.

Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP, CCNA Discovery Learning Guide


Author: Allan Reid,Jim Lorenz
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9780132877350
Category: Computers
Page: 792
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Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP CCNA Discovery Learning Guide Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP, CCNA Discovery Learning Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP course in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Discovery curriculum version 4.1. The course, the second of four in the new curriculum, teaches networking concepts by applying them to a type of network you might encounter on the job in a small-to-medium business or ISP. After successfully completing the first two courses in the CCNA Discovery curriculum, you can choose to complete the CCENT® (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) certification exam, which would certify that you have developed the practical skills required for entry-level networking support positions and have an aptitude and competence for working with Cisco routers, switches, and Cisco IOS® Software. The Learning Guide, written and edited by instructors, is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time. In addition, the book includes expanded coverage of CCENT/CCNA exam topics. The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course: Chapter Objectives—Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. Key Terms—Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. The Glossary defines each key term. Summary of Activities and Labs—Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated exercises at the end of each chapter. Check Your Understanding—Evaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer. Challenge Questions and Activities—Apply a deeper understanding of the concepts with these challenging end-of-chapter questions and activities. The answer key explains each answer. Hands-on Labs—Master the practical, hands-on skills of the course by performing all the tasks in the course labs and additional challenge labs included in Part II of the Learning Guide. Allan Reid is the curriculum lead for CCNA and a CCNA and CCNP® instructor at the Centennial College CATC in Toronto, Canada. Jim Lorenz is an instructor and curriculum developer for the Cisco Networking Academy. How To—Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks. Interactive Activities—Reinforce your understanding of topics with more than 30 different exercises from the online course identified through-out the book with this icon. The files for these activities are on the accompanying CD-ROM. Packet Tracer Activities— Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout most chapters. The files for these activities are on the accompanying CD-ROM. Packet Tracer v4.1 software developed by Cisco is available separately. Hands-on Labs—Master the practical, hands-on skills of the course by working through all 42 course labs and 3 additional labs included in this book. The labs are an integral part of the CCNA Discovery curriculum; review the core text and the lab material to prepare for all your exams. Companion CD-ROM **See instructions within the ebook on how to get access to the files from the CD-ROM that accompanies this print book.** The CD-ROM includes Interactive Activities Packet Tracer Activity Files CCENT Study Guides IT Career Information Taking Notes Lifelong Learning

The CD-ROM and optical disc recording systems


Author: E. W. Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198593737
Category: Computers
Page: 166
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With one million CD-ROM users worldwide, there is an urgent need to demystify the technology of compact-disc data recording and retrieval, which will eventually replace the floppy disk. This book meets that need. It will benefit students, engineers, and professionals from many disciplines whowish to understand and exploit the cost-effective potential of optical data storage and retrieval. The book provides a unique introduction to CD-ROM and other optical recording systems, and clearly describes how the two main competing systems--the magneto-optic and the phase change types--work.Topics include photodetectors, lasers, mastering, WORM media, and magneto-optic media, among others. Keep up to date with this superb new introduction to CD-ROM and optical disc recording systems.

Origins and Successors of the Compact Disc

Contributions of Philips to Optical Storage
Author: J.B.H. Peek,Jan Bergmans,J. A. M. M. van Haaren,Frank Toolenaar,S.G. Stan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402095538
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 316
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In March 1979, a prototype of a ‘Compact Disc (CD) digital audio system’ was publicly presented and demonstrated to an audience of about 300 journalists at Philips in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This milestone effectively marked the beginning of the digital entertainment era. In the years to follow, the CD-audio system became an astonishing worldwide success, and was followed by successful derivatives such as CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, and recently Blu-ray Disc. Today, around the thirtieth anniversary of the milestone, it is taken for granted that media content is stored and distributed digitally, and the analog era seems long gone. This book retraces the origins of the CD system and the subsequent evolution of digital optical storage, with a focus on the contributions of Philips to this field. The book contains perspectives on the history and evolution of optical storage, along with reproductions of key technical contributions of Philips to the field.