Applied Optics and Optical Engineering V7 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124086074, 9780323154154

Applied Optics and Optical Engineering V7

1st Edition

Editors: Robert Shannon
eBook ISBN: 9780323154154
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th September 1979
Page Count: 362
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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.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



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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