Geometrical Optics and Optical Design

Geometrical Optics and Optical Design

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Geometrical optics assumes that light travels in straight lines and is concerned with the laws controlling the reflection and refraction of rays of light. This up-to-date introduction to the subject gives a comprehensive coverage to many aspects of this topic, using terminology that leads naturally towards the modern practices of computer-aided optical design. Special attention is paid to Gaussain optics, first-order layout and design. There are complete examples of third-order design together with software tools that will allow the reader to follow examples in details, or develop other examples independently. Problems at the end of each chapter make it ideal for students who wish to practice and extend the concepts taught.show more

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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line figures, tables
  • 0195089316
  • 9780195089318

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Geometrical Optics and Optical Design is an up-to-date introductory treatment of geometrical optics which is intended to lead students toward the modern practices of computer-aided optical design. The principles of Gaussian optics and first-order layout and design are emphasized, based on the tracing of two paraxial rays and the associated optical invariant. The radiometry of lens systems is seen to rest on the same concepts. Third-order aberration theory is developed in detail. Complete examples of third-order design are provided, together with software tools that allow students to follow the examples in detail or to develop other examples independently. Several problems at the end of each chapter allow students to practice and extend the concepts taught.show more

Table of contents

1. Rays and the Foundations of Geometrical Optics ; 2. Review of Elementary Ray Optics ; 3. Imagery by a Single Surface and a Thin Lens ; 4. Gaussian Optics ; 5. Putting It All Together ; 6. Gaussian Optics of Optical Instruments and Components ; 7. Introduction to Aberrations ; 8. Computation of Primary Aberrations ; 9. Aberrations of a Thin Lens in Air ; 10. Optical Design ; Appendix 1-6show more

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