"A fine little book ... much more readable and enjoyable than any of the extant specialized texts on the subject." — American Journal of Physics. A straightforward introduction to the Fourier principles behind modern optics, this text is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Topics include the Fraunhofer diffraction, Fourier series and periodic structures, Fourier transforms, optical imaging and processing, image reconstruction from projections (medical imaging), and interferometry and radiation sources. Solutions. 1989 edition.