Optical Instruments Pt II

Optical Instruments Pt II

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Editor: Rudolf Kingslake
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152235

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Applied Optics and Optical Engineering, Volume V: Optical Instruments, Part II covers the principles and mode of operation of various optical instruments. This book contains 11 chapters that complete the series of 50 chapters, which provide information on many aspects of applied optics. The opening chapters of this book deal with the principles and properties of dispersing prisms and diffraction gratings. The subsequent chapters describe the principles and polarizing properties of spectrographs, monochromators, and spectrophotometers. Other chapters are devoted to the mode of operation and properties of other optical instruments, such as colorimeters, astronomical telescopes, and military, surveying, tracking, and medical optical instruments. The final chapters examine the fundamentals and applications of ophthalmic instruments and motion picture equipment. This text will be of value to optical scientists, engineers, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    General Preface

    Preface to Volume V

    Contents of Other Volumes

    Chapter 1 Dispersing Prisms

    I. Introduction

    II. The Geometry of a Prism

    III. The Dispersion of a Prism

    IV. The Resolving Power of a Prism Spectroscope

    V. Curvature of Spectrum Lines

    VI. Achromatic and Direct-Vision Prisms

    Chapter 2 Diffraction Gratings

    I. Introduction

    II. Theory

    III. Grating Ruling

    IV. Replication

    V. Grating Testing

    VI. Gratings for Special Purposes

    VII. Gratings Generated without a Ruling Engine

    Chapter 3 Spectrographs and Monochromators

    I. Introduction

    II. Prism Spectrographs

    III. Plane Grating Spectrographs

    IV. Concave Grating Spectrographs

    V. Problems Associated with the Spectrograph

    VI. Monochromators

    VII. Double Monochromators

    VIII. Time-Resolved Spectroscopy

    Chapter 4 Spectrophotometers

    I. Introduction

    II. Dispersive and Nondispersive Systems

    III. Optical, Electrical, and Mechanical Systems

    IV. Scanning

    V. Output Data and Recording

    IV. Performance

    Chapter 5 Colorimeters

    I. Introduction

    II. Principles of Color Measurement

    III. Visual Colorimeters

    IV. Photoelectric Tristimulus Colorimeters

    V. Specialized Colorimeters

    VI. Color Temperature Meters

    General References

    Chapter 6 Astronomical Telescopes

    I. General Specifications

    II. Optical Configurations

    III. Optical Components

    IV. System Design Choices

    V. Telescope Mountings

    VI. Equatorial Telescope Design

    VII. Coronagraphs

    Chapter 7 Military Optical Instruments

    I. Introduction

    II. Representative Examples

    III. Range Finders

    General References

    Chapter 8 Surveying and Tracking Instruments

    I. Definitions

    II. Measurements

    III. Instruments for Linear Measurements

    IV. Instruments for Angular Measurements

    V. Tracking Systems

    General References

    Chapter 9 Medical Optical Instruments


    I. Historical Notes

    II. Optical Theory of Medical Instruments

    III. The Flexible-Lens Gastroscope

    IV. The Advent of Fiber-Optic Systems

    V. The Esophagoscope

    VI. The Cystoscope

    VII. Fluorescence Endoscopy

    VIII. Bronchoscopes

    IX. Miscellaneous Endoscopes

    X. Endoscopic Photography

    XI. Television

    XII. Photofluorography

    Chapter 10 Opthalmic Instruments

    I. Introduction

    II. Examination of Eye Tissues

    III. Determination of Optical Constants of the Eye

    IV. Testing Visual Functions

    V. Treatment

    VI. Auxiliary Instruments

    General References

    Chapter 11 Motion Picture Equipment

    I. General Discussion

    II. Motion Picture Cameras

    III. Sound Recording

    IV. Motion Picture Printers

    V. Film Processing Machines

    VI. The Projection of Motion Pictures

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Cumulative Index, Volumes I-V

Product details

  • No. of pages: 398
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152235

About the Editor

Rudolf Kingslake

Rudolf Kingslake (1903-2003) was a founding faculty member of the Institute of Optics at The University of Rochester (1929) and remained teaching until 1983. Concurrently, in 1937 he became head of the lens design department at Eastman Kodak until his retirement in 1969. Dr. Kingslake published numerous papers, books, and was awarded many patents. He was a Fellow of SPIE and OSA, and an OSA President (1947-48). He was awarded the Progress Medal from SMPTE (1978), the Frederic Ives Medal (1973), and the Gold Medal of SPIE (1980).

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University of Rochester, NY, USA

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