OPTICAL SYSTEM DESIGN

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jul 21, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 559 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Basic Optics and Optical System Specifications
1
Chapter 2 Stops Pupils and Other Basic Principles
27
Chapter 3 Diffraction Aberrations and Image Quality
35
Chapter 4 The Concept of Optical Path Difference
49
Chapter 5 Review of Specific Geometrical Aberrations and How to Get Rid of Them
61
Chapter 6 Glass Selection Including Plastics
95
Chapter 7 Spherical and Aspheric Surfaces
115
Chapter 8 Design Forms
129
Chapter 15 Performance Evaluation and Optical Testing
301
Chapter 16 Tolerancing and Producibility
315
Chapter 17 Optical Manufacturing Considerations
357
Chapter 18 Polarization Issues In Optical Design
387
Chapter 19 Optical Thin Films
421
Chapter 20 Hardware Design Issues
439
Chapter 21 Lens Design Optimization Case Studies
457
Chapter 22 Bloopers and Blunders in Optics
513

Chapter 9 The Optical Design Process
167
Chapter 10 Computer Performance Evaluation
181
Chapter 11 Gaussian Beam Imagery
203
Chapter 12 Basics of Thermal Infrared Imaging in the 3 to 5 and 8 to 12956m Spectral Bands Plus UV Optics
217
Chapter 13 Diffractive Optics
263
Chapter 14 Design of Illumination Systems
289
Chapter 23 Rules of Thumb and Hints
531
Glossary
537
Bibliography
547
Index
551
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Robert E. Fischer is the president and founder of OPTICS 1, Incorporated of Westlake Village, California. He has a BS and MS in Optics from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester. He has been involved in optical design and engineering since 1967 when he joined the Iteck Corporation. Prior to founding OPTICS 1, he was with Hughes Aircraft. His primary areas of technical interest and expertise include lens design, optical engineering, optical system manufacturing and testing, illumination systems, and related engineering technologies. In addition to chairing many conferences with SPIE—(the International Society for Optical Engineering), Fischer has held several positions with the society, including president in 1984. His popular short course “Practical Optical System Design” has been widely attended over the years and forms the basis for this book. Mr. Fischer is a Fellow of SPIE and the Optical Society of America. He was awarded the Albert M. Pezzuto award from SPIE in 1986 and the Gold Medal of SPIE in 2000.

Biljana Tadic-Galeb is a Senior Staff Optical Engineer at OPTICS 1, Incorporated, of Westlake Village, California. She has BS in physics from the University of Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, and an MS in Optics from Reading University, England. She also holds an MS in Metrology from the University of Beograd, Yugoslavia. Ms. Tadic-Galeb has over 20 years of experience as an Optical Systems Engineer with specialties in the development of complex visible, ir, and uv optical systems, projections systems, laser systems, and hybrid systems with diffractive elements and fibers. She was recognized by the National Academy of Engineering in their Featured Women Engineers Program.

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

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