Optical System Design

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jun 30, 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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Basic Optics and Optical System Specifications
The Purpose of an Imaging Optical System
Basic Parameters

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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.

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