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Modern Optical Engineering, Fourth Edition
Author(s): Warren J. Smith
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Book Description

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The definitive optics text - completely revised.

Long-established as the definitive reference on optical engineering and lens technology, Modern Optical Engineering has been updated to include all of the latest advances in optical design technology. The Fourth Edition now contains leading-edge content on optical engineering theory, design, and practice, including new chapters on ray tracing, optical system design, and third-order aberration theory.

Written by world-renowned lens designer Warren J. Smith, this comprehensive guide provides unsurpassed coverage of such topics as image formation, basic optical devices, image evaluation, and fabrication and testing methods. With over 150 detailed illustrations, Modern Optical Engineering also features new lens designs as well as new problems and exercises. Copublished with McGraw-Hill.

Inside this Classic:

  • Image formation
  • Aberrations
  • Prisms and mirrors
  • The eye
  • Stops and apertures
  • Optical materials
  • Interference coatings
  • Radiometry and photometry
  • Basic optical devices
  • Optical systems
  • Ray tracing
  • Third-order aberration theory
  • Image evaluation
  • Design of optical systems
  • 44 lens designs
  • Optics fabrication and testing

Book Details

Date Published: 10 December 2007
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9780819470966
Volume: PM180

Table of Contents
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Optics Overview
Chapter 2. Gaussian Optics: The Cardinal Points
Chapter 3. Paraxial Optics and Calculations
Chapter 4. Optical System Considerations
Chapter 5. The Primary Aberrations
Chapter 6. Third-Order Aberration Theory and Calculation
Chapter 7. Prism and Mirror Systems
Chapter 8. Characteristics of the Human Eye
Chapter 9. Stops, Apertures, Pupils and Diffraction
Chapter 10. Optical Materials
Chapter 11. Optical Coatings
Chapter 12. Principles of Radiometry and Photometry
Chapter 13. Optical System Layout
Chapter 14. Case Studies in System Layout
Chapter 15. Wave-Front Aberrations and MTF
Chapter 16. The Basics of Lens Design
Chapter 17. Lens Design for Eyepieces, Microscopes, Cameras, etc.
Chapter 18. Design of Mirror and Catadioptric Systems
Chapter 19. Selected Lens Designs, Analyzed and Annotated
Chapter 20. The Practice of Optical Engineering
Chapter 21. Getting the Most Out of "Stock" Lenses
Appendix A. Raytracing and Aberration Calculation
Appendix B. Some Standard Dimensions

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