9781107006331

Introduction to Aberrations in Optical Imaging Systems

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    9781107006331

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    1107006333

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/25/2013
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

The competent and intelligent optical design of today's state-of-the-art products requires an understanding of optical aberrations. This accessible book provides an excellent introduction to the wave theory of aberrations and will be valuable to graduate students in optical engineering, as well as to researchers and technicians in academia and industry interested in optical imaging systems. Using a logical structure, uniform mathematical notation and high quality figures, the author helps readers to learn the theory of optical aberrations in a modern and efficient manner. In addition to essential topics such as the aberration function, wave aberrations, ray caustics and aberration coefficients, this text covers pupil aberrations, the irradiance function, aberration fields and polarization aberrations. It also provides a historical perspective by explaining the discovery of aberrations and two chapters provide insight into classical image formation; these topics of discussion are often missing in comparable books.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Basic concepts in geometrical optics
Imaging with light rays
Imaging with light waves
The aberration function
The location and size of an image
Wavefront aberrations
Ray aberrations
Ray caustics
Aberration coefficients
Structural aberration coefficients
Pupil aberrations
Irradiance function
Sixth-order aberration coefficients
Aberrations of non-axially symmetric systems
Polarization aberrations
Conclusions
Appendix: wave coefficients
Index
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