Published Online: 15 JUL 2004
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Encyclopedia of Applied Physics
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Mouroulis, P. 2004. Optical Design. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2004
The principles and practices of optical design are reviewed. The necessary background knowledge in geometrical optics, aberrations, and image formation theory is outlined. The process of optical design is described, with emphasis placed on real-life challenges faced by the designer.
- optical design;
- lens design;
- optical engineering;
- image formation;
- geometrical optics;