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Imaging Optics

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  • Authors:
  • Joseph Braat, Delft Technical University, The Netherlands
  • Peter Török, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Date Published: June 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108428088

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  • 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.

    • The first text to unite such a broad range of topics within a single volume
    • Includes design methods and optimisation techniques for a wide range of optical imaging systems
    • Provides a rigorous treatment of high-resolution vector imaging (microscopy) and includes a complete analysis of aberrations in high-aperture imaging
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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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108428088
    • length: 984 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 192 x 39 mm
    • weight: 1.81kg
    • contains: 557 b/w illus. 59 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Electromagnetic Theory in the Optical Domain:
    1. Electromagnetic wave propagation in isotropic media
    2. Wave propagation in anisotropic media
    3. Surface waves, metamaterials and perfect imaging
    Part II. Geometrical Theory of Optical Imaging:
    4. Foundations of geometrical optics
    5. Aberration analysis of optical systems
    6. Analytic design and optimisation of optical systems
    7. Design methods for optical imaging systems
    Part III. Diffraction Theory of Optical Imaging:
    8. Vectorial and scalar theory of diffraction and focussing
    9. The aberrated scalar and vector point-spread function
    10. Frequency analysis of optical imaging
    11. Theory of vector imaging
    Appendix A. Fourier analysis, complex notation and vector formulas
    Appendix B. Phase and group velocity of a wave packet
    Appendix C. The Kramers-Kronig dispersion relations
    Appendix D. Zernike polynomials
    Appendix E. Magnetically induced optical rotation (Faraday effect)
    Appendix F. Vector point-spread function in a multilayer structure
    Appendix G. V. S Ignatowsky: diffraction by a lens of arbitrary aperture
    Author index
    Subject index.

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    Joseph Braat, Delft Technical University, The Netherlands
    Joseph Braat is Emeritus Professor of Optics at Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands, and a Fellow of the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. Previously he was based at the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven where he worked on optical disc systems for video and audio recording and on high-resolution optical lithography. He was Co-Founder of the European Optical Society and his further research interests are diffraction theory, astronomical imaging and optical metrology.

    Peter Török, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Peter Török is Professor of Optical Physics at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. His research is focused on the theory of diffraction, focusing and microscopy, with particular emphasis on confocal microscopy, spectroscopic imaging and polarisation. Throughout the years he has taught vector calculus, electromagnetism, optical imaging, and optical design theory.

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