Description

  • Thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the substantial changes in the field since its publication in 1978
  • Strong emphasis on how to effectively use software design packages, indispensable to today’s lens designer
  • Many new lens design problems and examples – ranging from simple lenses to complex zoom lenses and mirror systems – give insight for both the newcomer and specialist in the field

Rudolf Kingslake is regarded as the American father of lens design; his book, not revised since its publication in 1978, is viewed as a classic in the field. Naturally, the area has developed considerably since the book was published, the most obvious changes being the availability of powerful lens design software packages, theoretical advances, and new surface fabrication technologies.

This book provides the skills and knowledge to move into the exciting world of contemporary lens design and develop practical lenses needed for the great variety of 21st-century applications. Continuing to focus on fundamental methods and procedures of lens design, this revision by R. Barry Johnson of a classic modernizes symbology and nomenclature, improves conceptual clarity, broadens the study of aberrations, enhances discussion of multi-mirror systems, adds tilted and decentered systems with eccentric pupils, explores use of aberrations in the optimization process, enlarges field flattener concepts, expands discussion of image analysis, includes many new exemplary examples to illustrate concepts, and much more.

Optical engineers working in lens design will find this book an invaluable guide to lens design in traditional and emerging areas of application; it is also suited to advanced undergraduate or graduate course in lens design principles and as a self-learning tutorial and reference for the practitioner.

Rudolf Kingslake (1903-2003) was a founding faculty member of the Institute of Optics at The Univ

Key Features

  • Thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the substantial changes in the field since its publication in 1978
  • Strong emphasis on how to effectively use software design packages, indispensable to today’s lens designer
  • Many new lens design problems and examples – ranging from simple lenses to complex zoom lenses and mirror systems – give insight for both the newcomer and specialist in the field

Readership

Optical engineers working in lens design in traditional areas such as telescopes and glasses but also in new areas – digital cameras, display systems, webcams; graduate students taking courses in lens design in an optics and optical engineering program.

Table of Contents

  1. The Work of the Lens Designer
  2. Ray Tracing
  3. Paraxial Rays and First-Order Optics
  4. Introduction to Aberration Theory
  5. Axial Chromatic Aberrations
  6. Spherical Aberrations
  7. Design of a Spherically Corrected Achromat
  8. Oblique Pencils
  9. Coma and the Sine Condition
  10. Design of Aplanatic Objectives
  11. The Oblique Aberrations
  12. Lens in which Stop Position is a Degree of Freedom
  13. Symmetrical Double Anastigmats with Fixed Stop
  14. Unsymmetrical Photographic Objectives
  15. Mirror and Catadioptric Systems
  16. Eyepiece Design
  17. Computer-Aided Lens Design

Details

No. of pages:
569
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123743015
Electronic ISBN:
9780080921563

Reviews

"Johnson, a cofounder of the Center for Aplied Optics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, offers an updated edition of the text by the late Kingslake, a founding faculty member of Rochester’s Institute of Optics and widely regarded as the father of lens design in the United States."--Rochester University Magazine