Practical Optical System Layout: And Use of Stock Lenses

by: Warren J. Smith


Abstract: A complete optical systems design course for general optical engineers! The "first cut" design of an optical system – anything from a telescope to a complicated VR helmet – is usually not done by a specialist but by a more general optical engineer. This book details the basic design principles and techniques for doing so in a clear, concise, "low-math" way that such generalists will readily understand – and appreciate. Practical, step-by-step coverage includes succinct equations, simple diagrams, and clear explanations. The chapter on selecting stock lens (to test a concept or to prove out a possible finished device) should be especially useful.
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Title: Practical Optical System Layout: And Use of Stock Lenses

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Auckland, Bogotá, Caracas, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, New Delhi, San Juan, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 1997 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

ISBN: 9780070592544

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Warren J. Smith (Vista, CA), a chief scientist at Kaiser Electro-Optics and an independent consultant, is one of the most widely known writers and educators in the field of optical design. He is the author of Modern Optical Engineering and Modern Lens Design.

Description: A complete optical systems design course for general optical engineers! The "first cut" design of an optical system – anything from a telescope to a complicated VR helmet – is usually not done by a specialist but by a more general optical engineer. This book details the basic design principles and techniques for doing so in a clear, concise, "low-math" way that such generalists will readily understand – and appreciate. Practical, step-by-step coverage includes succinct equations, simple diagrams, and clear explanations. The chapter on selecting stock lens (to test a concept or to prove out a possible finished device) should be especially useful.