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Modern Optical Engineering, 4th Ed.

Modern Optical Engineering, 4th Ed.
Author: Warren Smith
ISBN 13: 9780071476874
ISBN 10: 71476873
Edition: 4
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2007-12-25
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 764
List Price: $125.00

The Latest Advances in Optical Engineering and Lens Technology

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


For engineers, physicists, and mathematicians who need practical technical information on optical systems and their designs, this revised, expanded, and updated reference includes new material on subjects such as lasers, anamorphic systems, fiber optics, the Schmidt telescope, automated lens design, and such fabrication techniques as replication, high-speed processing, and diamond turning. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)