Optical System Design, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-14
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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This classic resource provides a clear,well-illustrated introduction to the essentials of optical design-from basic principles to cutting-edge design methods.

Author Biography

Robert Fischer is the president of Optics 1,Inc., and a past president of SPIE.

Biljana Tadic-Galeb (Westlake Village, CA) is a senior optical staffengineer at Optics 1.

Paul Yoder is a consultant specializing in optical andopto-mechanical design.

Table of Contents

Basic Optics and Optical System Specificationsp. 1
Stops and Pupils and Other Basic Principlesp. 29
Diffraction, Aberrations, and Image Qualityp. 35
The Concept of Optical Path Differencep. 49
Review of Specific Geometrical Aberrations and How to Get Rid of Themp. 59
Glass Selection (Including Plastics)p. 95
Spherical and Aspheric Surfacesp. 115
Design Formsp. 129
The Optical Design Processp. 167
Computer Performance Evaluationp. 179
Gaussian Beam Imageryp. 199
Basics of Thermal Infrared Imaging in the 3- to 5- and 8- to 12-[mu]m Spectral Bands (Plus UV Optics)p. 213
Diffractive Opticsp. 259
Design of Illumination Systemsp. 321
Performance Evaluation and Optical Testingp. 333
Tolerancing and Producibilityp. 347
Optomechanical Designp. 389
Optical Manufacturing Considerationsp. 479
Polarization Issues in Optical Designp. 507
Optical Thin Filmsp. 569
Hardware Design Issuesp. 587
Lens Design Optimization Case Studiesp. 603
Optical Sensor Systems Modeling and Analysisp. 659
Stray Light and Optical Scatteringp. 703
Bloopers and Blunders in Opticsp. 739
Rule of Thumb and Hintsp. 767
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