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Handbook of Optical Systems, Volume 2: Physical Image Formation



Handbook of Optical Systems, Volume 2: Physical Image Formation

Wolfgang Singer (Editor), Michael Totzeck (Editor), Herbert Gross (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-40378-3 September 2005 714 Pages


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 2 continues the introduction given in volume 1 with the more advanced texts about the foundations of image formation. Emphasis is placed on an intuitive while theoretically exact presentation. More than 400 color graphs and selected references on the end of each chapter support this undertaking.
From the contents:
 17 Wave equation
 18 Diffraction
 19 Interference and coherence
 20 Imaging
 21 Imaging with partial coherence
 22 Three dimensional imaging
 23 Polarization
 24 Polarization and optical imaging
 A1 Mathematical appendix

Other Volumes

Volume 1: Fundamentals of Technical Optics
Volume 3: Aberration Theory and Correction of Optical Systems
Volume 4: Survey of Optical Instruments
Volume 5: Advanced Physical Optics

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Vol 2 : Physical Image Formation
17 The Wave Equation
18 Scalar Diffraction
19 Interference and Coherence
20 The Geometrical Optical Description and Incoherent Imaging
21 The Abbe Theory of Imaging
22 Coherence Theory of Optical Imaging
23 Three Dimensional Imaging
24 Image Examples of Selected Objects
25 Special System Examples and Applications
26 Polarization
27 Vector Diffraction
28 Polarization and Optical Imaging
A1 Mathematical Appendix
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"The first two out of six volumes of the series Handbook of optical systems comes with more than 800 fullcoloured illustrations and images for an easy understanding of complex optical systems. [...] This series can be used by professionals as a comprehensive reference as well as an introduction for beginners in technicaloptics."
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