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 Foreword Preface 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 References 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 References Chapter 3 Plastic Optical Components I. Introduction II. Materials III. Design IV. Manufacturing Methods Reference Chapter 4 Optical Materials—Reflective I. Introduction II. Mirror Property Requirements III. Property Comparisons IV. Lightweight Mirrors References 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 Exposures References Chapter 6 Propagation of Laser Beams I. Paraxial Ray Propagation II. Propagation of Gaussian Laser Beams III. Fresnel Diffraction References 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 References 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 References Index


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