Applied Optics and Optical Engineering V7

Applied Optics and Optical Engineering V7

1st Edition - September 28, 1979

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  • Editor: Robert Shannon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323154154

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Applied Optics and Optical Engineering, Volume VII discusses the developments and improvements in some areas of applied optics. This book contains eight chapters that tackle the concepts, techniques, and process vital to optical engineering design. This book deals first with the luminous properties and spectral radiance of incoherent light sources, followed by an overview of plastic optical components. The subsequent chapters describe the refractive and reflective characteristics of various optical materials, such as optical glass, crystals, and vitreous silica glass. These topics are followed by a discussion on the macro- and micro-image properties and signal-to-noise transfer during photographic recording, which are crucial to the proper utilization of photographic materials in optical applications. This volume further provides the tools required for the analysis of the propagation of laser beams. A chapter explores the scalar and vector scattering theories for light scattering calculation of correlated surface microirregularities. The final chapter emphasizes the significant role of adaptive optical techniques for wave-front correction and removal of deleterious phase perturbations. This book will be greatly appreciated by applied scientists and optical engineers.

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    Contents of Other Volumes

    Chapter 1 Incoherent Light Sources

    I. Introduction

    II. Tungsten Filament (Incandescent) Lamps

    III. Gaseous Discharge Lamps

    IV. Photoflash Lamps

    V. Light Emitting Diodes

    VI. Natural Radiation


    Chapter 2 Optical Materials—Refractive

    I. Introduction

    II. Optical Glass

    III. Vitreous Silica Glass

    IV. Optical Crystals

    V. Plastic Optical Materials

    VI. Optical Materials for the Infrared


    Chapter 3 Plastic Optical Components

    I. Introduction

    II. Materials

    III. Design

    IV. Manufacturing Methods


    Chapter 4 Optical Materials—Reflective

    I. Introduction

    II. Mirror Property Requirements

    III. Property Comparisons

    IV. Lightweight Mirrors


    Chapter 5 Photographic Detectors

    I. Properties of Photographic Grains

    II. Statistical Properties of Images

    III. Spatial Frequency Analysis of Images

    IV. Problems of Detection and Information Storage

    V. Photographic Detection for Unconventional



    Chapter 6 Propagation of Laser Beams

    I. Paraxial Ray Propagation

    II. Propagation of Gaussian Laser Beams

    III. Fresnel Diffraction


    Chapter 7 Scattering from Optical Surfaces

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods for Calculating Light Scattering

    III. Total Integrated Scatter

    IV. Angular Dependence of Scattering

    V. Scattering from Dielectric Multilayers

    VI. Summary


    Chapter 8 Adaptive Optical Techniques for Wave-Front Correction

    I. Introduction

    II. Adaptive System Types

    III. Phase Shifting Elements

    IV. System Design Considerations

    V. Compensation Performance

    VI. Target Considerations



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  • No. of pages: 362
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: September 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323154154

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Robert Shannon

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