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Practical Optical System Layout: And Use of Stock Lenses / Edition 1

Practical Optical System Layout: And Use of Stock Lenses / Edition 1

by Warren J. Smith


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A complete optical systems design course for general optical engineers!
The "first cut" design of an optical system — anything from a telescope to a complicated VR helmet — is usually not done by a specialist but by a more general optical engineer. This book details the basic design principles and techniques for doing so in a clear, concise, "low-math" way that such generalists will readily understand — and appreciate. Practical, step-by-step coverage includes succinct equations, simple diagrams, and clear explanations. The chapter on selecting stock lens (to test a concept or to prove out a possible finished device) should be especially useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070592544
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/1997
Series: McGraw-Hill Optical & Electro-Optical Engineering Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Warren J. Smith (Vista, CA), a chief scientist at Kaiser Electro-Optics and an independent consultant, is one of the most widely known writers and educators in the field of optical design. He is the author of Modern Optical Engineering and Modern Lens Design.

Table of Contents

The Tools.
The Basic Optical Systems.
Condensers, Illuninators, Photometry, Etc.
System Limits: Performance and Configuration.
How to Lay Out a System.
Getting the Most Out of 'Stock'' Lenses.

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