Physical Optics

In Physics, Physical Optics or Wave optics, is the branch of Optics which is the studies interference, diffraction, polarization, and other phenomena for which the ray approximation of geometric optics is not valid. This practice inclines not to include effects such as quantum noise in optical communication, which is studied in the subsidiary of coherence theory.

Related Societies:

SPIE International Society for Optics and Photonics, European Optical Society, Lasers & Electro-Optics Society, Optical Society of America,  Laser Society of Japan, Photonics Society of Chinese Americans, Australian Laser Association, Photonics Society of India,  The Chinese Optical Society (COS), Photonics Society of India and Indian Laser Association, Photonics Association of Singapore, Optical Society of Korea, Optical Society of Japan, Laser Institute of America


  • Quantum Gases
  • Theoretical solid-state optics
  • Quantum information and control
  • Ultrafast Lasers
  • Quantum Nano-Optics
  • Theoretical-computational optical physics and applied mathematics
  • Optical Geometrics
  • Imaging in Biology and Medicine

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