Optical Design Using Excel: Practical Calculations for Laser Optical Systems

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 10, 2015 - Technology & Engineering - 312 pages
A practical introductory guide to optical design covering geometrical optics, simple wave-optics and diffraction, using Excel software

• explains practical calculation methods for designing optical systems with fully worked-out examples and avoiding complex mathematical methods
• includes practical calculations for ray tracing, laser beam (Gaussian beam) focusing, and diffraction calculations; the ray tracing and the diffraction calculations are done by using the VBA program which Excel provides as a supporting tool
• describes basic optical theory and application methods, and provides readers with calculation methods for designing laser optical systems with numerous practical calculation examples. After finishing the book, even inexperienced readers should have the ability to design laser optical systems
• covers large areas of geometrical optics and diffraction theory, providing a good overview and reference for beginners or non-specialist engineers
• accompanied by a website including password protected electronic files
 

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Contents

Contents
vii
About the Author
xiii
Geometrical Optics
1
Examples of Simple Optical Design Using Paraxial Theory
31
Ray Tracing Applications of Paraxial Theory
53
TwoDimensional Ray Tracing
61
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About the author (2015)

Hiroshi Nakajima, formerly Technical consultant, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Tokyo, Japan (until March 2012).?Nakajima studied Electronics at?Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, between 1963 and 1967. Between 1967 and 2012 he worked in a variety of roles at Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation Technical in Japan, from which he is now retired.

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