Advanced Optical Instruments and Techniques includes twenty-three chapters providing processes, methods, and procedures of cutting-edge optics engineering design and instrumentation. Topics include biomedical instrumentation and basic and advanced interferometry. Optical metrology is discussed, including point and full-field methods. Active and adaptive optics, holography, radiometry, the human eye, and visible light are covered as well as materials, including photonics, nanophotonics, anisotropic materials, and metamaterials.
Table of Contents
1. Optics of Biomedical Instrumentation 2. Wavefront Slope Measurements in Optical Testing 3. Basic Interferometers 4. Modern Fringe Pattern Analysis in Interferometry 5. Optical Methods in Metrology: Point Methods 6. Optical Metrology of Diffuse Objects: Full‑Field Methods 7. Active and Adaptive Optics 8. Holography 9. Fourier Optics and Image Processing 10. Light-Sensitive Materials: Silver Halide Emulsions, Photoresist, and Photopolymers 11. Electro-Optical and Acousto-Optical Devices 12. Radiometry 13. Color and Colorimetry 14. The Human Eye and Its Aberrations 15. Incoherent Light Sources 16. Lasers 17. Spatial and Spectral Filters 18. Optical Fibers and Accessories 19. Isotropic Amorphous Optical Materials 20. Anisotropic Materials 21. Optical Fabrication
Daniel Malacara, PhD, is a Professor at the Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Leon, Gto, Mexico. A designer and constructor of optical instruments, including telescopes, he is well known for his books, including Optical Shop Testing, which has been translated into several languages. Dr. Malacara is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and of SPIE, the International Society of Optical Engineering.