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Introduction to Lens Design

  • Publication planned for: September 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108494328


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  • Optical lenses have many important applications, from telescopes and spectacles, to microscopes and lasers. This concise, introductory book provides an overview of the subtle art of lens design. It covers the fundamental, optical theory, and the practical methods and tools employed in lens design, in a succinct and accessible manner. Topics covered include first-order optics, optical aberrations, achromatic doublets, optical relays, lens tolerances, designing with off-the-shelf lenses, miniature lenses, and zoom lenses. Covering all the key concepts of lens design, and providing suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, this book is an essential resource for graduate students working in optics and photonics, in addition to engineers and technicians working in the optics and imaging industries.

    • Provides clear discussion of the design of classical lenses, enabling insight into basic lens systems configurations
    • Includes the theoretical background required to build a coherent understanding of lens design
    • Further reading sections guide students towards more advanced topics in lens design
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    • Publication planned for: September 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108494328
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 171 b/w illus. 71 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Classical imaging, first-order imaging, and imaging aberrations
    3. Aspheric surfaces
    4. Thin lenses
    5. Ray tracing
    6. Radiometry in a lens system
    7. Achromatic and athermal lenses
    8. Combinations of achromatic doublets
    9. Image evaluation
    10. Lens tolerancing
    11. Using lens design software
    12. Petzval portrait objective, Cooke triplet and double Gauss lens
    13. Lens system combinations
    14. Ghost image analysis
    15. Designing with off-the-shelf lenses
    16. Mirror systems
    17. Miniature lenses
    18. Zoom lenses
    Appendix 1: tables of imaging aberrations
    Appendix 2: tables of pupil aberrations
    Appendix 3: tables of structural aberration coefficients
    Appendix 4: table of aberrations of a plane symmetric system
    Appendix 5: the sine condition
    Further reading

  • Author

    José Sasián, University of Arizona
    José Sasián is Professor of Optical Design at the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. He has taught a course on lens design for more than twenty years and has published extensively in the field. He has worked as a consultant in lens design for the optics industry, and has been responsible for the design of a variety of successful and novel lens systems.

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