Applied Optics and Optical Engineering, Volume VII discusses the developments and improvements in some areas of applied optics. This book contains eight chapters that tackle the concepts, techniques, and process vital to optical engineering design.
This book deals first with the luminous properties and spectral radiance of incoherent light sources, followed by an overview of plastic optical components. The subsequent chapters describe the refractive and reflective characteristics of various optical materials, such as optical glass, crystals, and vitreous silica glass. These topics are followed by a discussion on the macro- and micro-image properties and signal-to-noise transfer during photographic recording, which are crucial to the proper utilization of photographic materials in optical applications. This volume further provides the tools required for the analysis of the propagation of laser beams. A chapter explores the scalar and vector scattering theories for light scattering calculation of correlated surface microirregularities. The final chapter emphasizes the significant role of adaptive optical techniques for wave-front correction and removal of deleterious phase perturbations.
This book will be greatly appreciated by applied scientists and optical engineers.