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A Coherent Approach To Optical Engineering
Author(s): R. R. Shannon
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Paper Abstract

Carrying through the layout, design and engineering of an optical system is a major task of the optical engineer. Successful application of the techniques involved requires an understanding of why some of the simple formulae that are used for describing image, location, size, quality, and so on, apply as well as they do to the very complex nonlinear problem of optical imagery. This paper reviews some of the approaches used in optical engineering and indicates how they form a consistent model for the analysis of optical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0288, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932102
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R. R. Shannon, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0288:
Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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