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
19 Interference and coherence
21 Imaging with partial coherence
22 Three dimensional imaging
24 Polarization and optical imaging
A1 Mathematical appendix
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
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.
27. Vector Diffraction.
28. Polarization and Optical Imaging.
A1. Mathematical Appendix.
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