Optical System Design

Optical System Design

by Allen Nussbaum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0139010424

ISBN-13: 9780139010422

Pub. Date: 12/09/1997

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Optical devices are everywhere today, from complex medical instruments to common supermarket scanners and automatically opened doors. This book was written for scientists and engineers in all fields who need to understand the design and use of optical and optoelectronic instruments, ranging from simple to sophisticated. Drawing on 20 years of teaching experience in…  See more details below

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Optical devices are everywhere today, from complex medical instruments to common supermarket scanners and automatically opened doors. This book was written for scientists and engineers in all fields who need to understand the design and use of optical and optoelectronic instruments, ranging from simple to sophisticated. Drawing on 20 years of teaching experience in universities and industry, Allen Nussbaum presents a computer-based method for designing devices that work in the real world. Taking advantage of new advances in matrix theory and computer modeling, Nussbaum's modernizations replace old-fashioned algebraic methods, long tedious derivations, and dubious approximations. This book walks the reader step by step through the details of optical system design, right up to practical installation of the system in an end-user setting. The material was developed as a one-term course at the university level and has also served as the text for a two-day short course given to students in many industries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780139010422
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
12/09/1997
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 9.59(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Paraxial Matrix Optics1
2Nonparaxial Meridional Optics49
3Nonparaxial Skew Optics71
4Conic Aspheric Surfaces87
5More about Aberrations103
6Chromatic Aberrations117
7Wave Optics123
8Fourier Analysis151
9Fourier Optics159
10Light as a Form of Energy177
Index197

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