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Reflective Optics


Reflective Optics

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    Available in PDF Format | Reflective Optics.pdf | English
    Dietrich Korsch(Author)
This is the first book dedicated exclusively to all-reflective imaging systems. It is a teaching tool as well as a practical design tool for anyone who specializes in optics, particularly for those interested in telescopes, infrared, and grazing-incidence systems. The first part of the book describes a unified geometric optical theory of all-reflective imaging systems (from near-normal to grazing incidence) developed from basic principles. The second part discusses correction methods and a multitude of closed-form solutions of well-corrected systems, supplemented with many conventional and unconventional designs examples. This book will be useful to anyone interested in the theory of optical image formation and in the actual design of image-forming instruments.
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  • PDF | 374 pages
  • Dietrich Korsch(Author)
  • Academic Press (14 Nov. 2012)
  • English
  • 3
  • Science & Nature

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  • By Mr. Leslie O. Green on 26 May 2013

    It is very difficult to rate this book since it was not at all what I was looking for. From my point of view it is excessively over-priced and not at all suitable for my needs. The book is filled with non-stop equations with the occasional bit of text not related to joining the equations together. The line drawings of the reflective surfaces with rays are very poor as the rays and surfaces have the same colour and width!There is no mention in the book about surface finish requirements, diffraction, loss or other practical considerations. It is all highly theoretical and mostly deals with telescopes.There are a small number of obvious spelling errors (simple words with characters transposed) which is not of itself of any concern, but if the editing has been done so poorly as to not use a spell checker, one wonders if any of the equations contain typographical errors - a much more serious problem.This is not a book for anybody just interested in reflective optics. You would need a much better reason to buy this book than that. I bought it for work where we deal with all reflective optics on every system we make. It is of no use to me. If you are writing a doctoral thesis on correcting Seidel aberrations in all reflective optics designs then this book is probably a must have. If you intend to design well corrected all reflective systems by hand, again this book is a must. Otherwise you might possibly just use optimising design software like ZEMAX and not bother too much with all these equations.I have rated the book more highly than is applicable to me since, for the right audience, this could be a useful tool.Leslie Green CEng MIEE

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