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The Art and Science of Optical Design is a comprehensive introduction to lens design, covering the fundamental physical principles and key engineering issues. Several practical examples of modern computer-aided lens design are worked out in detail from start to finish. The basic theory and results of optics are presented early on in the book, along with a discussion of optical materials. Aberrations, and their correction, and image analysis are then covered in great detail. Subsequent chapters deal with design optimisation and tolerance analysis. Several design examples are then given, beginning with basic lens design forms, and progressing to advanced systems, such as gradient index and diffractive optical components. In covering all aspects of optical design, including the use of modern lens design software, this book will be invaluable to students of optical engineering as well as to anyone engaged in optical design at any stage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521588683
ISBN-10: 0521588685
Format: Paperback
(253mm x 177mm x 32mm)
Pages: 630
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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