Infused with more than 500 tables and figures, this reference clearly illustrates the intricacies of optical system design and evaluation and considers key aspects of component selection, optimization, and integration for the development of effective optical apparatus. The book provides a much-needed update on the vanguard in the field with vivid explanations of computer-aided strategies and developments essential for success in the engineering of modern optical structures. It analyzes the performance of a wide range of optical materials, components, and systems, from simple magnifiers to complex lenses used in photography, ophthalmology, telescopes, microscopes, and projection systems.
"…the book makes liberal use of figures and diagrams, and covers both the basic principles of geometrical optics as well as their application to lens design. … this book is recommended for academic libraries with active programs in optical engineering, and certainly for libraries owning well-used copies of the first edition."
- E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 5, May 2004
"I found the book to be well presented and easy to read. … For those interested in optical systems, this is a useful book to have on hand."
- The Physicist, Vol. 41, No. 2, March/April 2004
"Not only the basic theory is treated in this book, but many practical details for the design of important optical systems are given. … [A] book which is important and helpful and should not be missed in any optical laboratory."
- Optik-International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, Vol. 115, No. 10, 2004
"Many helpful references are given at the end of each chapter and the appendices, and these have been expanded from the first edition. …Overall, the changes made in this edition have enhanced the book's value as an important reference for the optics community."
-Optics and Photonics News, Feb. 2006