2nd Edition

Handbook of Optical Engineering, Second Edition, Two Volume Set

    1258 Pages 950 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This handbook explains principles, processes, methods, and procedures of optical engineering in a concise and practical way. The second edition contains new chapters on paraxial ray tracing, aberrations and optical design, polarization and polarizing optical devices, microscopes, biomedical instrumentation, and optical methods in metrology. The new edition also includes chapters on active and adaptive optics, non-diffractive Bessel and airy beams, color and colorimetry, physiological optics and eye aberrations, and photonic materials, nanophotonics, and metamaterials.

    VOLUME 1: Fundamentals and Basic Optical Instruments. Basic Geometrical Optics. Basic Wave Optics. Basic Photon and Quantum Optics. Paraxial Ray Tracing. Aberrations and Optical Design. Prisms and Refractive Optical Components. Reflective Optical Components. Diffractive Optical Components. Polarization and Polarizing Optical Devices. Some Lens Optical Instruments. Telescopes. Microscopes. Spectrometers. VOLUME 2: Advanced Optical Instruments and Techniques. Biomedical Instrumentation. Wavefront Slope Measurements in Optical Testing. Basic Interferometers. Modern Fringe Pattern Analysis in Interferometry. Optical Methods in Metrology: Point Methods. Optical Metrology of Diffuse Objects: Full-Field Methods. Active and Adaptive Optics. Holography. Fourier Optics and Image Processing. Non-Diffractive Bessel and Airy Beams. Electro-Optical and Acousto-Optical Devices. Radiometry. Color and Colorimetry. The Human Eye and Its Aberrations. Light Sources. Lasers and Its Applications. Thin Films and Spectral Filters. Optical Fibers and Accessories. Isotropic Amorphous Optical Materials. Anistropic Materials. Photonic Materials, Nanophotonics and Metamaterials. Light-Sensitive Materials: Photoresist and Photo Polymers. 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.