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Simulating Speckle with Python

This latest book by Joseph Goodman contains careful discussions of a large number of topics dealing with the multifaceted aspects of speckle phenomena analyzed with the Python programming language.

Within this context, the author succeeds in presenting a comprehensive analysis of physics-based and statistics-based methods dedicated to the simulation of speckle in a variety of situations ranging from propagation to phase vortices to polarization.

A set of illustrating examples cover a wide range of difficulty. The content of Goodman’s book makes it suitable for a large audience ranging from undergraduate students in optics and photonics to researchers who want to learn more about speckle phenomena.

Review by Christian Brosseau, Optica Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or its publisher, Optica.

Publish Date: 20 June 2024

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