Key Features

  • Comprehensive information on optics makes this book the definitive source on the subject.
  • A bright, two-color design enhances the text and aids the reader's understanding.

Table of Contents

1. The basics of light and optical surfaces
2. Reflection and refraction at plane surfaces
3. Refraction and reflection at spherical surfaces
4. Thin lenses
5. Thick lenses and systems of lenses
6. Principles of optical instruments
7. Aberrations and ray tracing
8. Non-spherical and segmented optical surfaces
9. The nature of light, light sources and detectors
10. Radiometry and photometry
11. Optical materials: interaction of light and matter
12. Interference and optical films
13. Diffraction: wavefronts and images
14. Optical design: forming a good image
15. The eye as an optical instrument
Answers to exercises

Details

No. of pages:
576
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750642484
Electronic ISBN:
9780702038181

About the authors

Mike Freeman

Affiliations and Expertise

Optics and Vision Limited, Denbigh, ClwydVisiting Professor, Department of Optometry, City University, London

Christopher Hull

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Departent of Optometry and Vision Science, City University, London