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Think-on-your-feet calculations that save design time and frustration PHOTONICS RULES of THUMB in an ideal world,you design team members attend all the meetings,pay attention,and understand the constraints of the project. In the real world,you sometimes have to think fast to convince your collegaues that the specification or performance feature they want to add just won't work. For quick and easy reference,this is a handy compilation of 250 rules of thumb that cover the full range of photonics,from optics to lasers. These simple-to-implement calculations and rules let you keep your composure and provide an immediate and nearly correct answer. Photonics Rules of Thumb: Optics,Electo-Optics,Fiber Optics,and Lasers is a succinct,handy,and unique reference for anyone working in the optical sciences. Many of these rules have been used in the industry for years,but this is the first time they have been systematically collected. Perfect for quick sanity checks,this guide lets you rapidly pinpoint trouble areas or ask probing questions in meetings. While providing a light-hearted guide to the lost art of estimation,it also shows how you can quickly estimate the impact of changes. You'll develop a sense of what will work and what won't and be able to explain why.
Table of ContentsAstronomy.
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing.
The Human Eye.
Targets and Phenomenology.