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Refraction of Light

Selected Literature References

The reference materials listed in this section are an excellent source of additional information on the diverse topic of light refraction and dispersion by isotropic and anisotropic media. Included are references to books, book chapters, and review articles, which discuss the theory and applications of the refraction and refractive index, and how they relate to the physics of light and color.

Book Chapters and Review Articles

Refraction., Hecht, E., in Optics (4th edition), Addison-Wesley, New York, pages 100-106; 153-155; 247-248 (2002).

Optical components: finding your way through the maze., Allard, P. and Valdez, B., in The Photonics Design and Applications Handbook, Laurin Publishing, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, pages 296-306 (2001).

Prism, thin film, and layer diffraction grating., Nassau, K., in The Physics and Chemistry of Color, 2nd edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York, pages 441-447 (2001).

Refractive indices of glasses at laser wavelengths., Schott Glass Technologies, Incorporated, in The Photonics Design and Applications Handbook, Laurin Publishing, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, page 33 (2001).

Anamorphic systems., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 287-291 (2000).

Mirrors and prisms., Fischer, R. and Tadic-Galeb, B., in Optical System Design, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 147-158 (2000).

Optical computation., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 301-346 (2000).

Refraction of a light ray at a single surface., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 30-32 (2000).

Refractive infrared zoom lenses., Mann, A., in Infrared Optics and Zoom Lenses, SPIE Press, Bellingham, Washington, pages 51-95 (2000).

Reflection and refraction of a plane wave., Born, M. and Wolf, E., in Principles of Optics, 7th edition, Cambridge University Press, New York, pages 38-53 (1999).

The laws of refraction and reflection., Born, M. and Wolf, E., in Principles of Optics, 7th edition, Cambridge University Press, New York, pages 132-141 (1999).

The refracting telescope., Born, M. and Wolf, E., in Principles of Optics, 7th edition, Cambridge University Press, New York, pages 267-281 (1999).

Optical components., Walker, B., in Optical Engineering Fundamentals, SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Bellingham, Washington, pages 149-179 (1998).

Other common optical components., Scott, C., in Introduction to Optics and Optical Imaging, IEEE Press, New York, pages 177-184 (1998).

Reflection and refraction., Desmarais, L., in Applied Electro-Optics, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, pages 29-63 (1998).

Refraction., Walker, B., in Optical Engineering Fundamentals, SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Bellingham, Washington, pages 42-48 (1998).

Mirrors and prisms., Naval Education and Training Program Development Center, in Basic Optics and Optical Instruments, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 3.1-3.13 (1997).

Optical components and their imaging roles., Ray, S., in Applied Photographic Optics, 2nd edition, Focal Press, Boston, Massachusetts, pages 52-66 (1997).

Refraction., Ray, S., in Applied Photographic Optics, 2nd edition, Focal Press, Boston, Massachusetts, pages 20-24 (1997).

Refraction effects., Ray, S., in Applied Photographic Optics, 2nd edition, Focal Press, Boston, Massachusetts, pages 349-353 (1997).

Refraction of light., Naval Education and Training Program Development Center, in Basic Optics and Optical Instruments, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 2.12-2.22 (1997).

Refractors., Shannon, R., in The Art and Science of Optical Design, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pages 584-590 (1997).

Semiconductor materials., Wicks, G., in Handbook of Photonics, Gupta, M. (ed), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, pages 5-23 (1997).

The law of refraction, or Snell's law., Miller, J. and Friedman, E., in Photonics Rules of Thumb: Optics, Electro-Optics, Fiber Optics, and Lasers (Optical and Electro-Optical Engineering Series), McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 232-233 (1996).

Dispersive prisms and gratings., Zissis, G., in Handbook of Optics, Volume 2: Devices, Measurements, and Properties, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 5.1-5.16 (1995).

General principles of geometric optics., Goodman, D., in Handbook of Optics, Volume 1: Fundamentals, Techniques, and Design, 2nd edition, Bass, M., Van Stryland, E., Williams, D., and Wolfe, W. (eds), McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 1.3-1.109 (1995).

Gradient-index, fiber, and integrated optics., Meyer-Arendt, J., in Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, pages 118-131 (1995).

Light and colour., Longair, M., in Colour: Art and Science, Lamb, T. and Bourriau, J. (eds), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pages 65-102 (1995).

Nondispersive prisms., Wolfe, W., in Handbook of Optics, Volume 2: Devices, Measurements, and Properties, Bass, M., Van Stryland, E., Williams, D., and Wolfe, W. (eds), McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 4.1-4.29 (1995).

Polarizers (and beamsplitters)., Bennett, J., in Handbook of Optics, Volume 2: Devices, Measurements, and Properties, Bass, M., Van Stryland, E., Williams, D., and Wolfe, W. (eds), McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 3.1-3.62 (1995).

Reflection and refraction., Meyer-Arendt, J., in Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, pages 3-23 (1995).

Optics of metals., Collett, E., in Polarized Light: Fundamentals and Applications (Optical Engineering Series)., Marcel Dekker, New York, pages 481-515 (1993).

Optical path differences., Conrady, A., in Applied Optics and Optical Design, Part Two, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 585-608 (1992).

Physical aspect of optical images., Conrady, A., in Applied Optics and Optical Design, Part One, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 126-141 (1992).

Reflection, refraction, and diffraction of waves., Ronchi, V., in Optics: The Science of Vision, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 321-353 (1991).

The basis of seventeenth-century optics., Ronchi, V., in Optics: The Science of Vision, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 24-66 (1991).

The definition of optics., Ronchi, V., in Optics: The Science of Vision, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 3-23 (1991).

The electromagnetic theory of reflection and refraction., Ditchborn, R., in Light, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 420-438 (1991).

Snell's Law of Refraction., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering: The Design of Optical Systems, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 4-8 (1990).

Mirrors and prisms., O'Shea, D., in Elements of Modern Optical Design, John Wiley and Sons, New York, pages 119-143 (1985).

Double refraction., Jenkins, F. and White, H., in Fundamentals of Optics, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 544-563 (1976).

Plane surfaces and prisms., Jenkins, F. and White, H., in Fundamentals of Optics, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 24-43 (1976).

Geometric optics., Hecht, E., in Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Optics, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 51-92 (1975).

Optics of solids., Fowles, G., in Introduction to Modern Optics, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 152-201 (1975).

Vectorial nature of light: refraction., Fowles, G., in Introduction to Modern Optics, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 40-47 (1975).

Image orientation., Walles, S. and Hopkins, R., in Applied Optics: 2, Optical Society of America, New York, pages 1447-1452 (1964).

Reflection and refraction., Johnson, B., in Optics and Optical Instruments, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 1-20 (1960).


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