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This is a great reference text for a practicing optical engineer. Mr. Smith does an excellent job of putting many very practical lessons in design, analysis, and practical experience for traditional lenses in it. I find myself continually looking up information and details relevant to my work in this text - which does not ever stray far from my desk! [by RY]


Warren J. Smith


Long-established as the definitive optics text and reference, Modern Optical Engineering has been completely revised and updated to equip you with all the latest optical and lens advances. The Fourth Edition now contains cutting-edge information on optical engineering theory, design, and practice, including new chapters on ray tracing, optical system design, and third-order aberration theory.

Written by the renowned optical scientist Warren J. Smith, this state-of-the-art guide provides unsurpassed coverage of image formation, basic optical devices, image evaluation, fabrication and testing methods, and more. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Modern Optical Engineering features:

  * The latest information on optical engineering theory, design, and practice
  * Over 150 detailed illustrations
  * New to this edition: new coverage of ray tracing, optical system design, and third-order aberration theory; new lens designs; new optical design software; and new problems and exercises

    Inside This Updated Optical Engineering Classic
    • Image formation • Aberrations • Prisms and mirrors • The eye • Stops and apertures • Optical materials • Interference coatings • Radiometry and photometry • Basic optical devices • Optical systems • Ray tracing • Third-order aberration theory • Image evaluation • Design of optical systems • 44 lens designs • Optics fabrication and testing


McGraw-Hill Professional


4th edition 2007



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