Optical Engineering Fundamentals by Bruce H. Walker

By Bruce H. Walker

This vintage instructional textual content offers a simple knowing of many primary optical ideas. the second one version has been up to date to mirror the improvement of digital sensors, in addition to the appearance of mainstream customer optical items. Chapters additionally emphasize the applying of state of the art software program to generate ideas to comparable lens layout and optimization difficulties. this can be a terrific textbook for introductory classes at complicated highschool and school degrees. when you continue to paintings within the box of optical engineering, this ebook will offer a handy resource of worthwhile, uncomplicated reference material.


- Preface
- Introduction
- ancient Review
- simple strategies of Light
- Thin-Lens Theory
- Optical layout Basics
- basic Lens Aberrations
- Optical Components
- easy Optical Instruments
- Optical fabrics and Coatings
- visible Optical System
- Lens layout and Evaluation
- Optics in Our World
- Appendix A: easy Optical Engineering Library
- Appendix B: Optical layout software program Sources
- Appendix C: Optical Glass Sources
- Appendix D: Conversion components and Constants
- Appendix E: Measures and Equivalents
- Appendix F: easy Photometric Considerations
- Appendix G: floor Sag and Conic Sections
- Index

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48 μm the color we see is blue. 65 μm, we will see the light as red. 56 μm. The visible spectrum, and its relationship to the electromagnetic spectrum, are shown in Fig. 1. , color. 2 Spectral sensitivity of the human visual system. 3 Velocity, Wavelength, and Frequency The wavelength concept may not be fully understood without some additional considerations. The topics of velocity and frequency and their relationship to wavelength must be introduced and discussed at this point. During our historical review of optics it was noted that, after many years of experimentation and several false starts, the velocity at which light travels in a vacuum was precisely determined to be 299,793 km/s.

In this example, if we assume that the incident light ray contains all colors of the visible spectrum, then the refracted light within the prism will be spread over a finite range of angles as shown. This spreading of light into its separate spectral components is known as dispersion. When the light rays emerge from the prism they are subject to additional refraction and dispersion. This phenomenon is frequently used in an optical instrument where separation of white light into its many spectral components is desired.

This allows the effective diameter, thus the f/#, of the lens to be varied such that the brightness of the image formed at the detector is constant, regardless of the brightness of the scene being imaged. The entrance and exit pupils of a lens system are directly related to the aperture stop and its location within the lens. The entrance pupil is the image of the aperture stop as it is seen when looking from the object space into the lens. The exit pupil is the image of the aperture stop as it is seen when looking from the image space into the lens.

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