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Handbook of Optical Systems, Volume 3, Aberration Theory and Correction of Optical Systems

ISBN: 978-3-527-40379-0
780 pages
April 2007
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The state-of-the-art full-colored handbook gives a comprehensive introduction to the principles and the practice of calculation, layout, and understanding of optical systems and lens design. Written by reputed industrial experts in the field, this text introduces the user to the basic properties of optical systems, aberration theory, classification and characterization of systems, advanced simulation models, measuring of system quality and manufacturing issues.

In this Volume

Volume 3 focuses on the treatment of aberration. By deriving and applying image quality criteria, the reader is introduced to techniques to correct his or her optical system for aberrations and to optimize it under the chosen criteria. Thorough treatment is given to gradient and illumination systems as well as to the topic of tolerances. The volume is rounded off with a chapter on the integration of the correction scheme developed into the existing system. Finally the software package OPTALIX is introduced as an advanced solution for integrated quality management of optical systems.

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Volume 1: Fundamentals of Technical Optics
Volume 2: Physical Image Formation
Volume 4: Survey of Optical Instruments
Volume 5: Advanced Physical Optics
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Table of Contents



29 Aberrations.

29.1 Introduction.

29.2 Power Series Expansions.

29.3 Chromatic Aberrations.

29.4 Primary Aberrations.

29.5 Pupil Aberrations.

29.6 High-order Aberrations.

29.7 Zernike Polynomials.

29.8 Special Aberration Formulae.

29.9 Literature.

30 Image Quality Criteria.

30.1 Introduction.

30.2 Geometrical Aberrations.

30.3 Wave Aberrations.

30.4 Strehl Ratio.

30.5 Special Criteria.

30.6 Criteria for PSF and Intensity Distributions.

30.7 Point Resolution.

30.8 Depth of Focus.

30.9 MTF Criteria.

30.10 Edge Criteria.

30.11 Line Criteria.

30.12 Encircled Energy.

30.13 Special Criteria.

30.14 Distortion.

30.15 Color Aberrations.

30.16 Transmission and Illumination.

30.17 Field Dependence of the Quality.

30.18 Statistical Aberrations.

30.19 Special Aspects.

30.20 Literature.

31 Correction of Aberrations.

31.1 Strategies.

31.2 Monochromatic Aberrations.

31.3 Chromatic Aberrations.

31.4 Coexistence of Aberrations.

31.5 Literature.

32 Principles of Optimization.

32.1 Introduction.

32.2 Numerics of Optimization.

32.3 Constraints.

32.4 Local Solution Methods.

32.5 Global Optimization Methods.

32.6 Optimization of Optical Systems.

32.7 Starting Systems in Lens Design.

32.8 Controlling the Optimization Process.

32.9 Literature.

33 Optimization Process.

33.1 General Aspects.

33.2 Properties of Microscope Objective Lenses.

33.3 Development of a Monochromatic High NA Microscope Lens.

33.4 Literature.

34 Special Correction Features.

34.1 Aspherical Surfaces.

34.2 Gradient Index Media.

34.3 Systems with Diffractive Elements.

34.4 Non-axisymmetrical Systems.

34.5 Literature.

35 Tolerancing.

35.1 Introduction.

35.2 Tolerances for Optical Elements and Optical Systems.

35.3 Decenter and Tilt Tolerances.

35.4 Tolerance Costs.

35.5 Tolerances, Compensators and Adjustment.

35.6 Tolerance Distributions.

35.7 Practical Tolerancing.

35.8 Prism Tolerances.

35.9 Literature.

A2 Optical Design Software OptaliX.

A2.1 Introduction.

A2.2 Program User Interface.

A2.3 Configuration and System Data.

A2.4 Surface Data.

A2.5 Worked Examples.

A2.6 Optical Design Import and Export.

A2.7 OpTaliX-PRO Capabilities.

A2.8 Obtaining OpTaliX-LT.


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