Imaging Optics

by Joseph Braat, Peter Török

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  • 9781108428088
  • 9781108616003
  • 9781108631495
This comprehensive and self-contained text presents the fundamentals of optical imaging from the viewpoint of both ray and wave optics, within a single volume. Comprising three distinct parts, it opens with an introduction to electromagnetic theory, including electromagnetic diffraction problems and how they can be solved with the aid of standard numerical methods such as RCWA or FDTD. The second part is devoted to the basic theory of geometrical optics and the study of optical aberrations inherent in imaging systems, including large-scale telescopes and high-resolution projection lenses. A detailed overview of state-of-the-art optical system design provides readers with the necessary tools to successfully use commercial optical design software. The final part explores diffraction theory and concludes with vectorial wave propagation, image formation and image detection in high-aperture imaging systems. The wide-ranging perspective of this important book provides researchers and professionals with a comprehensive and rigorous treatise on the theoretical and applied aspects of optical imaging.
  • Cambridge University Press; May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781108616003
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  • Title: Imaging Optics
  • Author: Joseph Braat; Peter Török
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781108428088
  • 9781108616003
  • 9781108631495

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'The breadth and depth of material in this book is astonishing. It will be a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any optical scientist with an interest in imaging. Anyone from a new graduate student to an expert with a lifetime of experience will be able to learn something from this text. I could imagine 'Braat and Török' becoming for optical imaging what 'Born and Wolf' is for classical optics.' Martin Booth, University of Oxford