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Springer Series in Optical Sciences

New Computation Methods for Geometrical Optics

Authors: Lin, Psang Dain

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  • Employs homogeneous coordinate notation to compute the first-and second-order derivative matrices of various optical quantities
  • Written for researchers, designers and graduate students
  • Serves as an important mathematical tool for automatic optical design
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This book employs homogeneous coordinate notation to compute the first- and second-order derivative matrices of various optical quantities. It will be one of the important mathematical tools for automatic optical design. The traditional geometrical optics is based on raytracing only. It is very difficult, if possible, to compute the first- and second-order derivatives of a ray and optical path length with respect to system variables, since they are recursive functions. Consequently, current commercial software packages use a finite difference approximation methodology to estimate these derivatives for use in optical design and analysis. Furthermore, previous publications of geometrical optics use vector notation, which is comparatively awkward for computations for non-axially symmetrical systems.

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Dr. PD Lin is a distinguished Professor of Mechanical EngineeringĀ at the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, where he has been since 1989. He earned his BS and MS from that university in 1979 and 1984, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, USA, in 1989. He has served as an associate editor of Journal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers since 2000. His research interests include geometrical optics and error analysis in multi-axis machines.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Computation Methods for Geometrical Optics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Optical Sciences
Series Volume
178
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-4451-79-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-4451-79-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-4451-78-9
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1341-6
Series ISSN
0342-4111
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 239
Number of Illustrations
101 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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