Modular Optical Design by O.N. StavroudisModular Optical Design by O.N. Stavroudis

Modular Optical Design

byO.N. Stavroudis

Paperback | October 3, 2013

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Title:Modular Optical DesignFormat:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:October 3, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3662144735

ISBN - 13:9783662144732

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. The y-y Diagram.- 3. The Two-Surface System.- 4. The Module.- 5. Critical Values.- 6. The Canonical Equations.- 7. The Fifth Order.- 8. Some Examples.- 9. Conclusion.- References.