"Goodman's Introduction to Fourier Optics explains scalar wave propagation and transfer functions that are essential for understanding the performance of imaging and other optical systems. It also covers several advanced topics. This is the clearest and best-written textbook I have ever read."
—James R. Fienup, Robert E. Hopkins Professor of Optics, University of Rochester
"Introduction to Fourier Optics provided me with my first introduction to this exciting field more than 30 years ago. Over the years it has continued to serve as a teaching resource, a reference book and a source of insights and inspiration for launching new research directions. Its clarity of presentation has set a gold standard for technical books possibly in all fields."
—Ravi Athale, DARPA
"Joe Goodman's wonderful book on Fourier Optics is like a good wine. It keeps getting better and better."
—Demetri Psaltis, California Institute of Technology
Joseph W. Goodman held the William Ayer Chair in Electrical Engineering at Stanford, and also served in several administrative posts, including Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Senior Associate Dean of Engineering for Faculty Affairs. He is now the William Ayer Professor Emeritus. His work has been recognized by a variety of awards and honors, including the F.E. Terman Award of the American Society for Engineering Education, the Dennis Gabor Award of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), the Max Born Award, the Esther Beller Hoffman Award, the Ives Medal from the Optical Society of America, and the Education Medal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has served as president of the Optical Society of America and the International Commission for Optics.
More advanced topics discussed but like any book, if you read it you'll understand it. Just be prepared to cryPublished 5 months ago by Kunal
Good book, teaches much better and more indepth than my current professor on the subject does. Problem sets are a little tricky but manageable.Published 6 months ago by Hannah R. Grant
it's a classic book for optics study. i bought this for my new semester. and this is even cheaper than some used ones, I like it.Published 18 months ago by Ma Hui
It took longer than I thought to arrive but it's nice and brand new. Very helpful for my course and homework. Thank you very much.Published on October 11, 2011 by carolliu
Only the best will do - and this is it.
Mandatory reading for anyone involved in optics. Goodman's books are treasure troves.
Overall I like the book for it is clear, the mathematics is lucid and has all the essentials in a comprehensive way. I have found it quite useful for research. Read morePublished on October 6, 2005 by Ramis Movasagh