Handbook of Optics: Classical Optics, Vision Optics, X-Ray Optics, Vol III, Second Edition

  • 18h 12m
  • Michael Bass (ed)
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2001

This new volume adds to a set representing the most comprehensive collection of descriptive material and tabulated data about optics ever assembled! Its 38 all-new chapters—contributed by the most widely respected names in the field—give you instant access to reliable information concerning rapidly expanding areas of modern optics.

Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, this definitive work includes all the information you need to start solving problems in optics, from design of optical systems to day-to-day laboratory research and development. This volume contains a new index covering all four volumes, extensive chapter glossaries, and a wealth of current references to guide you to even more sources of information.

Volume III: Classical, Vision, and X-Ray Optics includes articles that cover:

  • Capillary optics, x-ray telescopes, x-ray microscopes, and film coatings
  • A broad range of applications from biological waveguides and adaptive optics to issues concerning computer and head-mounted displays
  • Optics for virtual reality, biomedicine, and lithography
  • Advances in diffractive optics, photographic film, CCDs and image detectors, IR telescopes, and radio telescopes

In this Book

  • Adaptive Optics
  • Nonimaging Optics—Concentration and Illumination
  • Volume Scattering in Random Media
  • Solid-State Cameras
  • Xerographic Systems
  • Photographic Materials
  • Radiometry and Photometry—Units and Conversions
  • Update to Part 7 (“Vision”) of Volume I of the Handbood of Optics
  • Biological Waveguides
  • Adaptive Optics in Retinal Microscopy and Vision
  • Assessment of Refraction and Refractive Errors
  • Binocular Vision Factors That Influence Optical Design
  • Optics and Vision of The Aging Eye
  • Radiometry and Photometry Review for Vision Optics
  • Ocular Radiation Hazards
  • Vision Problems at Computers
  • Human Vision and Electronic Imaging
  • Visual Factors Associated with Head-Mounted Displays
  • An Introduction to X-Ray and Neutron Optics
  • Refractive X-Ray Optics
  • Gratings and Monochromators in the VUV and Soft X-Ray Spectral Region
  • Crystal Monochromators and Bent Crystals
  • Zone and Phase Plates, Bragg-Fresnel Optics
  • Multilayers
  • Polarizing Crystal Optics
  • Mirrors For Synchrotron Beamlines
  • The Schwardschild Objective
  • Astronomical X-ray Optics
  • Single Capillaries
  • Polycapillary and Multichannel Plate X-Ray Optics
  • Electron Impact Sources
  • Synchrotron Radiation Sources
  • Novel Sources
  • X-Ray Detectors
  • Applications Requirements Affecting Optics Selection
  • Neutron Optics
  • Summary of X-ray and Neutron Optics