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  • Mathematical Techniques for Engineers and Scientistsby Larry C. Andrews; Ronald L. Phillips

    SPIE 2003; US$ 87.00

    As technology continues to move ahead, modern engineers and scientists are frequently faced with difficult mathematical problems that require an ever greater understanding of advanced concepts. Designed as a self-study text for practicing engineers and scientists, as well as a useful reference, the book takes the reader from ordinary differential equations... more...

  • Introduction to Imaging Spectrometersby William L. Wolfe

    SPIE 1997; US$ 44.00

    The increased interest in imaging spectroscopy has arisen largely for technical reasons. This Tutorial Text first reviews the required background in optics, radiometry, imaging, spectral sensing and focal plane arrays. Then the principles of these subjects are applied to several specific problems to illustrate the way in which such instruments can... more...

  • Infrared Design Examplesby William L. Wolfe

    SPIE 1999; US$ 44.00

    This tutorial covers infrared design examples in considerable detail, building on principles presented in an earlier text, 'Introduction to Infrared System Design' (SPIE PRESS Vol. TT24). The text explores a range of problems illustrating several design issues, with applications in military, industry, aeronautics, space, and medicine, among... more...

  • Integrated Optomechanical Analysisby Keith B. Doyle; Victor L. Genberg; Gregory J. Michels

    SPIE 2002; US$ 56.00

    This tutorial presents optomechanical modeling techniques to effectively design and analyze high-performance optical systems. It discusses thermal and structural modeling methods that use finite-element analysis to predict the integrity and performance of optical elements and optical support structures. Includes accompanying CD-ROM with examples. more...

  • Handbook of Medical Imaging, Volume 3by Yongmin Kim; Steven C. Horii

    SPIE 2000; US$ 109.00

    This volume describes concurrent engineering developments that affect or are expected to influence future development of digital diagnostic imaging. It also covers current developments in Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) technology, with particular emphasis on integration of emerging imaging technologies into the hospital environment. more...

  • Fundamentals of Contamination Controlby Alan C. Tribble

    SPIE 2000; US$ 44.00

    This Tutorial Text provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of contamination control, with specific applications to the aerospace industry. The author draws upon his many years as a practicing contamination control engineer, researcher, and teacher. The book examines methods to quantify the cleanliness level required by various contamination-sensitive... more...

  • Field Guide to Interferometric Optical Testingby Eric P. Goodwin; James C. Wyant

    SPIE 2006; US$ 36.00

    A distillation of Dr. Wyant's course at the University of Arizona, this Field Guide covers the key fundamentals of interferometry, types of interferometers and interferograms, concepts of phase-shifting interferometry, long-wavelength interferometry, testing of aspheric surfaces, measurement of surface microstructure, flat and curved surface testing,... more...

  • Optical Communication Receiver Designby Stephen B. Alexander

    SPIE 2006; US$ 49.00

    Copublished with IEE. This Tutorial Text provides an overview of design principles for receivers used in optical communication systems, intended for practicing engineers. The author reviews technologies used to construct optical links and illustrates the flow of system performance specifications into receiver requirements. Photodetector fundamentals,... more...

  • Field Guide to Atmospheric Opticsby Larry C. Andrews

    SPIE 2004; US$ 36.00

    The material in this Field Guide includes a review of classical Kolmogorov turbulence theory, Gaussian-beam waves in free space, and atmospheric effects on a propagating optical wave. These atmospheric effects have great importance in a variety of applications like imaging, free space optical communications, laser radar, and remote sensing. This Guide... more...

  • Field Guide to Spectroscopyby David W. Ball

    SPIE 2006; US$ 36.00

    This field guide covers a broad spectrum of topics in the field of spectroscopy, condensing the subjects to their essentials. As such, novices can use this guide to obtain an overview of the field, and experts can use it as a quick reference. Beginning with basic definitions and explanations, this guide then describes the instruments that are used... more...