512 pages | 186 B/W Illus.
There is no shortage of lens optimization software on the market to deal with today's complex optical systems for all sorts of custom and standardized applications. But all of these software packages share one critical flaw: you still have to design a starting solution. Continuing the bestselling tradition of the author's previous books, Lens Design, Fourth Edition is still the most complete and reliable guide for detailed design information and procedures for a wide range of optical systems.
Milton Laikin draws on his varied and extensive experience, ranging from innovative cinematographic and special-effects optical systems to infrared and underwater lens systems, to cover a vast range of special-purpose optical systems and their detailed design and analysis. This edition has been updated to replace obsolete glass types and now includes several new designs and sections on stabilized systems, the human eye, spectrographic systems, and diffractive systems. A new CD-ROM accompanies this edition, offering extensive lens prescription data and executable ZEMAX files corresponding to figures in the text.
Filled with sage advice and completely illustrated, Lens Design, Fourth Edition supplies hands-on guidance for the initial design and final optimization for a plethora of commercial, consumer, and specialized optical systems.
The Method of Lens Design
The Achromatic Doublet
The Air-Spaced Triplet
Double Gauss and Near Symmetric Types
Inverted Telephoto Lens
Afocal Optical Systems
Catadioptric and Mirror Optical Systems
Ultraviolet Lenses and Optical Lithography
F-Theta Scan Lenses
Enlarging and Copying Lenses
Laser-Focusing Lenses (Optical Disc)
Heads-Up Display Lenses
The Achromatic Wedge
Wedge-Plate and Rotary-Prism Cameras
Lenses for Aerial Photography
Lenses for Microprojection
First-Order Theory, Mechanically Compensated Zoom
First Order Theory, Optically Compensated Zoom Lenses
Mechanically Compensated Zoom Lenses
The Optically Compensated Zoom Lenses
Copy Lenses with Variable Magnification
Variable Focal Length Lenses
Stabilized Optical Systems
The Human Emmetropic Eye
Appendix A: Film and CCD Formats
Appendix B: Flange Distance
Appendix C: Thermal and Mechanical Properties
Appendix D: Commercially Available Lens Design Programs