This classic resource provides a clear, well-illustrated introduction to the essentials of optical design-from basic principles to cutting-edge design methods.
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“This is a really neat book. The authors have managed a most difficult task—writing a book, which is both introductory and authoritatively wide-ranging. The style and treatment are friendly, relaxed, and easy to take, and yet the content covers the field of optical system design thoroughly. The explanations tend to be based on easy-to-understand specific examples, minimizing theory while emphasizing the practical. Its subtitles, A Primer, accurately indicated its intended audience, but since the book is obviously drawn from the authors’ extensive practical experience, it’s not too surprising to find tidbits, which are of value to the more experienced optiker. It is a pleasure to be able to heartily recommend this valuable addition to the literature of optical engineering. —Warren Smith Move through any project more quickly, expertly, and painlessly. Optical System Design Primer is packed with optical system design techniques in an easy-to-use format. Whether you're a beginner or someone who's designed optical systems for years, this book can help you do it better and faster. Instead of complex, unnecessary mathematical derivations, the Primer gives you more than 400 detailed diagrams, illustrating every major procedure in optical design. What's more, you get thoroughly up-to-date coverage. Inside you'll find help with computer aided optic design techniques, diffractive optics, and the latest applications, including digital imaging, telecommunications, and machine vision. Written by renowned optical system designers Robert E. Fischer and Biljana Tadic-Galeb, and honed over 20 years in an SPIE professional course taught by Mr. Fischer, Optical System Design Primer brings you: *Hundreds of examples that break techniques down into understandable steps *A graphics-oriented approach that illustrates techniques with 400+ diagrams *CAD use explained through sample problems *Case studies of today's applications in telecommunications, sensors, lasers, computing, and more *Techniques for getting rid of geometrical aberrations *Testing, tolerancing, and manufacturing guidance *Pointers on using off-the-shelf optics *Lessons learned from bloopers and blunders *Both basic and advanced methods *All the guidance you need to get and stay on top of any job Quite simply, Optical System Design Primer is the sourcebook the optical design community has been waiting for. FEATURES *400 diagrams *CAD techniques *Third-millennium applications *Expert authorship *Minimal math Specifications Aberrations Infrared optical systems Image quality Optical path difference First-order relationships Stops and pupils First order principles Aspheric surfaces Design forms Performance Laser-based systems Ultraviolet systems Industrial applications Optical testing Tolerancing Optical manufacturing Diffraction Applications Commercial applications Computer-aided optical design EvaluationAbout the Author:
Robert E. Fischer is the president and founder of OPTICS 1, Incorporated of Westlake Village, California. He has a BS and MS in Optics from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester. He has been involved in optical design and engineering since 1967 when he joined the Iteck Corporation. Prior to founding OPTICS 1, he was with Hughes Aircraft. His primary areas of technical interest and expertise include lens design, optical engineering, optical system manufacturing and testing, illumination systems, and related engineering technologies. In addition to chairing many conferences with SPIE—(the International Society for Optical Engineering), Fischer has held several positions with the society, including president in 1984. His popular short course “Practical Optical System Design” has been widely attended over the years and forms the basis for this book. Mr. Fischer is a Fellow of SPIE and the Optical Society of America. He was awarded the Albert M. Pezzuto award from SPIE in 1986 and the Gold Medal of SPIE in 2000.
Biljana Tadic-Galeb is a Senior Staff Optical Engineer at OPTICS 1, Incorporated, of Westlake Village, California. She has BS in physics from the University of Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, and an MS in Optics from Reading University, England. She also holds an MS in Metrology from the University of Beograd, Yugoslavia. Ms. Tadic-Galeb has over 20 years of experience as an Optical Systems Engineer with specialties in the development of complex visible, ir, and uv optical systems, projections systems, laser systems, and hybrid systems with diffractive elements and fibers. She was recognized by the National Academy of Engineering in their Featured Women Engineers Program.
Paul Yoder is a consultant specializing in optical and opto-mechanical design.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110071349162