Practical Optical System Layout: And Use of Stock Lenses
A complete optical systems design course for general optical engineers! Practical optical system layout. The ``first cut'' design of an optical system--anything from a telescope to a complicated VR helmet--is usually not done by a specialist but by a more general optical engineer. This book, drawn from the author's extensive seminar experience, details such basic design techniques in a clear, concise, ``low-math'' way that is sure to be readily accessible to anyone with a working knowledge of optics. It discusses the characteristics of a wide range of optical components, how to determine the type of components to be used, and how to arrange these components so that the system measures up to its performance objectives. Practical, step-by-step coverage includes succinct equations, simple diagrams, and clear explanations. For less experienced designers, the chapter on utilizing stock lenses (to test a concept or to prove out a possible finished device) should be especially useful.
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achromatic achromatic doublet afocal system anamorphic aperture stop astigmatism back focus beam blur Bravais brightness camera lens chromatic aberration collimated coma component powers concave condenser convex curved detector determine diffraction distant object doublet effective focal length element entrance pupil equations equiconvex erector exit pupil eye relief eyelens eyepiece field angle field lens field of view Figure first-order focal length fresnel galilean Gauss illumination image distance image plane indicated lens design light limit lumens measured meridian microscope mirror Note numerical aperture object and image object distance objective lens orientation paraxial planoconvex point P2 positive prime lens principal point principal ray prism produce projection lens radius ray height ray slope raytrace refraction relay lens Sample calculations second focal point shown in Fig simple sketch solid angle spacing spherical aberration stock lenses subtended surface target telephoto telescope thin lens tion vignetting zoom