Introduction to Nonimaging Optics covers the theoretical foundations and design methods of nonimaging optics, as well as key concepts from related fields. This fully updated, revised, and expanded Second Edition:
- Features a new and intuitive introduction with a basic description of the advantages of nonimaging optics
- Adds new chapters on wavefronts for a prescribed output (irradiance or intensity), infinitesimal étendue optics (generalization of the aplanatic optics), and Köhler optics and color mixing
- Incorporates new material on the simultaneous multiple surface (SMS) design method in 3-D, integral invariants, and étendue 2-D
- Contains 21 chapters, 24 fully worked and several other examples, and 1,000+ illustrations, including photos of real devices
- Addresses applications ranging from solar energy concentration to illumination engineering
Introduction to Nonimaging Optics, Second Edition invites newcomers to explore the growing field of nonimaging optics, while providing seasoned veterans with an extensive reference book.