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Bi-frequency pendulum 2: modeling apodization, Fourier and adiabatic following in optics
Author(s): B. Ya. Zeldovich; M. J. Soileau

Paper Abstract

Teaching optical phenomena with the use of analogies to the motion of bi-frequency pendulum on a rotary platform is described. Adiabatic following in liquid crystals and in quantum mechanics is visualized. Particular examples include also diffraction by an edge and Fourier properties of a step function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 9663, Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 966321 (6 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.2208487
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B. Ya. Zeldovich, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
M. J. Soileau, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9663:
Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Barry L. Shoop; Grover Swartzlander, Editor(s)

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