Optical Engineering Science

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 10, 2020 - Technology & Engineering - 664 pages

A practical guide for engineers and students that covers a wide range of optical design and optical metrology topics

Optical Engineering Science offers a comprehensive and authoritative review of the science of optical engineering. The book bridges the gap between the basic theoretical principles of classical optics and the practical application of optics in the commercial world. Written by a noted expert in the field, the book examines a range of practical topics that are related to optical design, optical metrology and manufacturing. The book fills a void in the literature by coving all three topics in a single volume.

Optical engineering science is at the foundation of the design of commercial optical systems, such as mobile phone cameras and digital cameras as well as highly sophisticated instruments for commercial and research applications. It spans the design, manufacture and testing of space or aerospace instrumentation to the optical sensor technology for environmental monitoring. Optics engineering science has a wide variety of applications, both commercial and research. This important book:

  • Offers a comprehensive review of the topic of optical engineering
  • Covers topics such as optical fibers, waveguides, aspheric surfaces, Zernike polynomials, polarisation, birefringence and more
  • Targets engineering professionals and students
  • Filled with illustrative examples and mathematical equations

Written for professional practitioners, optical engineers, optical designers, optical systems engineers and students, Optical Engineering Science offers an authoritative guide that covers the broad range of optical design and optical metrology topics and their applications.

 

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Contents

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4
4
10
Apertures Stops and Simple Instruments
23
7
28
3
37
2
45
4
59
Refraction Due to Optical Components
67
Prisms and Dispersion Devices
251
Further Reading
276
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309
Detectors
341
2
364
Optical Instrumentation Imaging Devices
369
Interferometers and Related Instruments
407
White Light Interferometer
413

Aplanatic Points for a Thin Lens
75
Abbe Sine Condition
81
The Abbe Diagram for Glass Materials
87
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99
4
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108
Diffraction Physical Optics and Image Quality
111
Radiometry and Photometry
139
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150
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169
Polarisation and Reflection
175
Propagation of Light in a Uniaxial Crystal Double Refraction
182
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196
Optical Materials
199
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207
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219
Coatings and Filters
223
Characterisation and Calibration of Reference Flats
419
Interferometry and Phase Shifting
425
Scanning Pentaprism Test
431
Optical Design
459
Mechanical and ThermoMechanical Modelling
497
Application of External Forces
503
SelfWeight Deflection
509
Modelling of Mounting Stresses in Lens Components
515
Optical Component Manufacture
531
System Integration and Alignment
559
Gimbal Mounts
565
Optical Bonding
573
Alignment and OffAxis Aberrations
579
Further Reading
586
Index
613
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About the author (2020)

STEPHEN ROLT, D.Phil, formerly Senior Optical Engineer at Durham University, United Kingdom. He has had a thirty-year career in optics that has embraced both industry and academia. Dr. Rolt spent 20 years in applied research at the Standard Communication Laboratories and has filed over 25 patents in the optical technology field.

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