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Singularities in Physics and Engineering

Properties, methods, and applications
Professor Dr Paramasivam Senthilkumaran


Singularities in Physics and Engineering gives a thorough introduction to singularities and their development. It explains, in detail, important topics such as the types of singularities, their properties, detection and application, and emerging research trends. With new advances being generated continuously, the vibrant field of optics is covered here to give an essential foundation for all students and researchers interested in singular optics.

About Editors

Paramasivam Senthilkumaran is currently working as a professor in the Physics Department at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He was a senior project officer and received his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1995. He was a recipient of the Young Scientist Award from the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, and Alexander von Humboldt fellowship, Germany, in 1997 and 2001 respectively. Senthilkumaran has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses on a variety of subjects including basic physics, electromagnetic theory, optics and lasers, Fourier optics and holography. His research interests include optical beam shaping, optical phase singularities, Berry and Pancharatnam topological phases, fiber optics, holography, non-destructive testing techniques, shear interferometry, Talbot interferometry, speckle metrology and non-linear optics. He has authored/coauthored more than 100 research publications, has more than 15 years of experience researching singularities in optics, and has supervised eight doctoral theses.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Topological Features

Chapter 3 - Generation and Detection methods

Chapter 4 - Propagation Characteristics

Chapter 5 - Internal Energy flows

Chapter 6 - Vortices in computational Optics

Chapter 7 - Angular momentum of light

Chapter 8 - Applications

Chapter 9 - Polarization singularities


Hardback ISBN: 9780750316965

Ebook ISBN: 9780750316989

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1698-9

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: IOP Series in Advances in Optics, Photonics and Optoelectronics


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