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 2. Basic Wave Optics 3. Basic Photon and Quantum Optics 4. Ray Tracing 5. Optical Design and Aberrations 6. Prisms and Refractive Optical Components 7. Reflective Optical Components 8. Diffractive Elements 9. Polarization and Polarizing Optical Devices 10. Some Lens Optical Devices 11. Telescopes 12. Microscopes 13. Spectrometers
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.