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Lens Design

A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

By Haiyin Sun

CRC Press

349 pages | 32 Color Illus. | 118 B/W Illus.

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A Practical Guide to Lens Design focuses on the very detailed practical process of lens design. Every step from setup specifications to finalizing the design for production is discussed in a straight forward, tangible way. Design examples of several widely used modern lenses are provided. Optics basics are introduced and basic functions of Zemax are described. Zemax will be used throughout the book.


"This practical guide to Lens Design is very timely as many young minds strive to gain rapid experience in this expanding field. The strengths of this practical guide are in its comprehensiveness as well as its level of details. It is a fantastic guide."

—Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester, New York, USA

Table of Contents

Basic optics. Aberrations. Glass. Lens specifications. Zemax basics. Start design, step by step. Design examples. Non-sequential design. Tolerance analysis. Design for production. Prepare the lens design for production.

About the Author

Dr. Haiyin Sun has 30 years industrial and academic experienced in optics and lasers obtained in USA, China and Germany. He is the leading optical engineer and sole optical designer of XM25, CT2WS, NGCD, VeroVision and many other optical systems. He has authored another two books, one book chapter and numerous peer reviewed journal articles on optics and lasers. Dr. Sun is a SPIE senior member and serves in several SPIE programs and committees.

About the Series

Optical Sciences and Applications of Light

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General