Modern Optical Engineering, 4th Ed. by Warren J. SmithModern Optical Engineering, 4th Ed. by Warren J. Smith

Modern Optical Engineering, 4th Ed.

byWarren J. Smith

Hardcover | December 25, 2007

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Long-established as the definitive optics text and reference, Modern Optical Engineering has been completely revised and updated to equip you with all the latest optical and lens advances. The Fourth Edition now contains cutting-edge information on optical engineering theory, design, and practice, including new chapters on ray tracing, optical system design, and third-order aberration theory.

Written by the renowned optical scientist Warren J. Smith, this state-of-the-art guide provides unsurpassed coverage of image formation, basic optical devices, image evaluation, fabrication and testing methods, and more. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Modern Optical Engineering features:

  • The latest information on optical engineering theory, design, and practice
  • Over 150 detailed illustrations
  • New to this edition: new coverage of ray tracing, optical system design, and third-order aberration theory; new lens designs; new optical design software; and new problems and exercises

    Inside This Updated Optical Engineering Classic

    • Image formation • Aberrations • Prisms and mirrors • The eye • Stops and apertures • Optical materials • Interference coatings • Radiometry and photometry • Basic optical devices • Optical systems • Ray tracing • Third-order aberration theory • Image evaluation • Design of optical systems • 44 lens designs • Optics fabrication and testing

Warren J. Smith (Carlsbad, CA) is Chief Scientist at Kaiser Electro-Optics and an independent consultant. He is one of the most widely known writers and educators in optical design, the author of three editions of Modern Optical Engineering, as well as Modern Lens Design and Practical Optical System Layout.
Title:Modern Optical Engineering, 4th Ed.Format:HardcoverDimensions:764 pages, 9.1 × 6.3 × 1.36 inPublished:December 25, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071476873

ISBN - 13:9780071476874

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Optics Overview
Chapter 2. Gaussian Optics: The Cardinal Points
Chapter 3. Paraxial Optics and Calculations
Chapter 4. Optical System Considerations
Chapter 5. The Primary Aberrations
Chapter 6. Third-Order Aberration Theory and Calculation
Chapter 7. Prism and Mirror Systems
Chapter 8. Characteristics of the Human Eye
Chapter 9. Stops, Apertures, Pupils and Diffraction
Chapter 10. Optical Materials
Chapter 11. Optical Coatings
Chapter 12. Principles of Radiometry and Photometry
Chapter 13. Optical System Layout
Chapter 14. Case Studies in System Layout
Chapter 15. Wave-Front Aberrations and MTF
Chapter 16. The Basics of Lens Design
Chapter 17. Lens Design for Eyepieces, Microscopes, Cameras, etc.
Chapter 18. Design of Mirror and Catadioptric Systems
Chapter 19. Selected Lens Designs, Analyzed and Annotated
Chapter 20. The Practice of Optical Engineering
Chapter 21. Getting the Most Out of "Stock" Lenses
Appendix A. Raytracing and Aberration Calculation
Appendix B. Some Standard Dimensions