Modern Optical Engineering: The Design of Optical Systems (Optical and Electro-Optical Engineering Series)

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9780070591745: Modern Optical Engineering: The Design of Optical Systems (Optical and Electro-Optical Engineering Series)

For engineers, physicists, and mathematicians who need practical technical information on optical systems and their designs, this revised, expanded, and updated reference includes new material on subjects such as lasers, anamorphic systems, fiber optics, the Schmidt telescope, automated lens design, and such fabrication techniques as replication, high-speed processing, and diamond turning. Acidic paper. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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"The most valuable reference text available today to those working in the field."
--Bruce H. Walker, Walker Associates, Southampton, MA

"An enduring classic standard text because of Smith's style and ability to explain optical concepts."
--R.R. Shannon, Professor Emeritus, Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona; author of The Art and Science of Optical Design Smith's Classic, for Millennium Three

The book that both experts and neophytes turn to first, Warren J. Smith's revered Modern Optical Engineering is now updated with the latest applications, tools, and techniques--plus new insights from the master. It's a resource that anyone interested in optics won't want to miss.

NEW IN THIS EDITION
*Expanded coverage of diffractive and replicated optics
*Lens design in depth
*Testing and fabrication updates
*Updates on IR and illumination systems, detectors, scanners, and image quality
*More on radiometry
*Computer aids*Wave front aberration verses PSF and Strehe ratio
*Smith's own "Rules of Thumb"
*Current developments
*Electronic version of the complete book on CD-ROM

A volume in the McGraw-Hill Series on Optical and Electro-Optical Engineering.

About the Author:

Warren J. Smith, chief scientist at Kaiser Electro-Optics and an independent consultant, is one of the most widely known writers and educators in the field of optical design. He is the author of Modern Optical Engineering, Modern Lens Design, and Practical Optical System Layout.

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