Modern Lens Design

Hardcover | November 12, 2004

byWarren J. Smith

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Unlike the first edition, which was more a collection of lens designs for use in larger projects, the 2nd edition of Modern Lens Design is an optical “how-to.” Delving deep into the mechanics of lens design, optics legend Warren J. Smith reveals time-tested methods for designing top-quality lenses. He deals with lens design software, primarily OSLO, by far the current market leaders, and provides 7 comprehensive worked examples, all new to this edition. With this book in hand, there’s no lens an optical engineer can’t design.

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Unlike the first edition, which was more a collection of lens designs for use in larger projects, the 2nd edition of Modern Lens Design is an optical “how-to.” Delving deep into the mechanics of lens design, optics legend Warren J. Smith reveals time-tested methods for designing top-quality lenses. He deals with lens design software, p...

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"This authoritative work is truly a rare find ... Smith's book is clearly written and exceedingly well organized ... When read from start to finish, the book makes it clear how the simple techniques demonstrated in the early chapters are developed and applied to more complex lens design forms."--Laser Focus, on the previous edition "A...

Warren J. Smith is Chief Scientist at Kaiser Electro-Optics as well as an independent consultant. He is the author of three prior books on lens design, including the first edition of this one, and the classics, Modern Optical Engineering and Practical Optical System Layout. He lives in Carlsbad, California.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:631 pages, 9.1 × 6 × 1.9 inPublished:November 12, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071438300

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Automatic Lens Design: Managing the Lens Design Program

Chapter 3: Improving a Design

Chapter 4: Evaluation: How Good Is This Design?

Chapter 5: Lens Design Data

Chapter 6: Telescope Objectives

Chapter 7: Eyepieces and Magnifiers

Chapter 8: Cooke Triplet Anastigmats

Chapter 9: Split Triplets

Chapter 10: The Tessar, Hellar, and Other Compounded Triplets

Chapter 11: Double-Meniscus Anastigmats

Chapter 12: The Biotar or Double-Gauss Lens

Chapter 13: Telephoto Lenses

Chapter 14: Reversed Telephoto (Retrofocus and Fish-Eye) Lenses

Chapter 15: Wide-Angle Lenses With Negative Outer Elements

Chapter 16: The Petzval Lens: Head-up Display Lenses

Chapter 17: Microscope Objectives

Chapter 18: Mirror and Catadioptric Systems

Chapter 19: Infrared and Ultraviolet Systems

Chapter 20: Zoom Lenses

Chapter 21: Projection TV Lenses and Macro Lenses

Chapter 22: Scanner/f-o, Laser Disk and Collimator Lenses

Chapter 23: Tolerance Budgeting

Chapter 24: Formulary

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

INDEX

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In this new edition of Smith's book, the focus has changed with the times. There are about half as many lens designs in the new edition, and the new material is directed toward design projects. Smith shows what he did, including blunders, to design a lens from first concept to final design. The designs include a cemented doublet, a triplet anastigmat, a Heliar, a Schmidt-Cassegrain, a landscape lens, and many more. The computer program OSLO was used to design the work, but the write-ups are program-neutral. Therefore, this book can be used with any lens design software. This book is a working person's text; there are very few derivations of techniques or derivations from first principles, Maxwell's equations, or Fermat's principle. The assumption is that the reader understands the basic optical principles and may have a command of the fundamentals of classical optical design methods. In short, a compendium of design techniques available today and a prescriptive resource for a variety of already designed lens types that can be starting points for a lens designer's efforts. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. -- D.B. Mason, Albright College