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Fundamentals and Basic Optical Instruments

1st Edition

Edited by Daniel Malacara Hernández

CRC Press

456 pages | 325 B/W Illus.

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Fundamentals and Basic Optical Instruments includes thirteen chapters providing an introductory guide to the basics of optical engineering, instrumentation, and design. Topics include basic geometric optics, basic wave optics, and basic photon and quantum optics. Paraxial ray tracing, aberrations and optical design, and prisms and refractive optical components are included. Polarization and polarizing optical devices are covered, as well as optical instruments such as telescopes, microscopes, and spectrometers.

Table of Contents

1. Basic Ray Optics

[Orestes Stavroudis and Maximino Avendaño-Alejo]

2. Basic Wave Optics

[Glenn D. Boreman]

3. Basic Photon and Quantum Optics

[Sofia E. Acosta-Ortiz]

4. Ray Tracing

[Ricardo Flores-Hernández and Armando Gómez-Vieyra]

5. Optical Design and Aberrations

[Armando Gómez-Vieyra and Daniel Malacara-Hernández]

6. Prisms and Refractive Optical Components

[Daniel Malacara-Hernández and Duncan T. Moore]

7. Reflective Optical Components

[Daniel Malacara-Hernández and Armando Gómez-Vieyra]

8. Diffractive Elements

[Cristina Solano]

9. Polarization and Polarizing Optical Devices

[Rafael Espinosa-Luna and Qiwen Zhan]

10. Some Lens Optical Devices

[Daniel Malacara-Doblado and Alejandro Téllez-Quiñones]

11. Telescopes

[Marija Stroinik and Maureen S. Kirk]

12. Microscopes

[Daniel Malacara-Doblado and Alejandro Téllez-Quiñones]

13. Spectrometers

[William Wolfe]

About the Editor

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.

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Optical Science and Engineering

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