The aim of each SPIE Field Guide is to distill a major field of optical science or technology into a handy desk or briefcase reference that provides basic, essential information about optical principles, techniques, or phenomena. Written for the key practicing engineer or scientist, each field guide includes the key definitions equations, illustrations, application examples, design considerations, methods, and tips that the practitioner needs in the lab and in the field.
The material in the Field Guide to Geometrical Objects derives from the treatment of geometrical optics that has evolved from both the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. The development is both rigorous and complete, and it features a consistent notation and sign convention.
This volume covers Gaussian imagery, paraxial optics, first-order optical system design, system examples, illumination, chromatic effects, and an introduction to aberrations. The appendices provide supplemental material on radiometry and photometry, the human eye, and several other topics.