Optical Systems Engineering

by: Keith J. Kasunic, Ph.D.


Abstract: This practical guide to optical system design and development emphasizes first-order, system-level estimates of optical performance. Building on the basic principles of optical design and engineering, the book uses numerous practical examples to illustrate the essential, real-world processes such as requirements analysis, feasibility and trade studies, subsystem interfaces, error budgets, requirements flow-down and allocation, component specifications, and vendor selection. Filled with detailed diagrams and photographs, this is an indispensable resource for anyone involved in developing optical, electro-optical, and infrared systems.
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Title: Optical Systems Engineering

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2011 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071754408

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Keith J. Kasunic, Ph.D. is a Sr. Staff Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin Corporation. He has more than 20 years' experience developing electro-optic systems for remote sensing, astronomy, laser radar, and laser communications. Dr. Kasunic's numerous peer-reviewed contributions include the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics and the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology 2005 entry, "Photonic Crystal Devices".

Description: This practical guide to optical system design and development emphasizes first-order, system-level estimates of optical performance. Building on the basic principles of optical design and engineering, the book uses numerous practical examples to illustrate the essential, real-world processes such as requirements analysis, feasibility and trade studies, subsystem interfaces, error budgets, requirements flow-down and allocation, component specifications, and vendor selection. Filled with detailed diagrams and photographs, this is an indispensable resource for anyone involved in developing optical, electro-optical, and infrared systems.