Handbook of Optical Systems Volume 4 by Herbert Gross
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Handbook of Optical Systems Volume 4 by Herbert Gross

Handbook of Optical Systems Volume 4: Survey of Optical Instruments by Herbert Gross, Fritz Blechinger, Bertram Achtner | PDF Free Download.

Authors of Handbook of Optical Systems Volume 4

Herbert Gross was born in 1955. He studied physics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and joined Carl Zeiss in 1982, where he has since been working in the department of optical design.

His special areas of interest are the development of simulation methods, optical design software and algorithms, the modeling of laser systems and simulation of problems in physical optics, and the tolerance and the measurement of optical systems.

Since 1995, he has been head of the central optical design department at Zeiss. In 1995, he received his Ph.D. at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, on the modeling of laser beam propagation in the partial coherent region

Bertram Achtner was born in 1960. He studied Applied Mathematics at the Fachhochschule Regensburg. Since 1985 he has been working as a lens designer at Carl Zeiss.

There he worked for different departments. His areas of interest spread out over the whole scope of lens design. He has experience in infrared optics, telescopes, telescope systems, microscope objectives, endoscopes, zoom systems, and photographic lenses.

His special interest lies in the design process of optical systems, which is a mixture of exact science with art. He holds several patents and has held seminars in lens design at Carl Zeiss. He received the title of a Senior Scientist at Carl Zeiss in 2006.

Fritz Blechinger was born in 1954. He received his diploma in Feinwerktechnik in 1978 from the University of Applied Science in Munich.

From 1978 until 1984 he worked at Optische Werke Rodenstock, where he developed medical systems, scanning systems, infrared optics, projection objectives, and software solutions.

Thereafter until 1995, he worked at MBB in Ottobrunn where he became the manager of the department of optical systems. His responsibilities included developments of high-resolution digital cameras, telescopes, spectrometers, interferometer systems, test optics, and several other systems.

From 1996 he was head of the optical design group at Linos Photonics, Munich, where he was concerned with special objectives, infrared systems, printing objectives, photosystems, among others.

In 2006 he was the head of the optical design group at Leuze Elektronik. Since 2007 he has been heading the optical system design department at SwissOptic AG in Switzerland.

He is also the prime developer of the optical design software OpTaliX and the founder of Optenso for marketing this software. He has held many talks at conferences and published several papers.

Optical Systems Contents

  • Human Eye
  •  Eyepieces
  • Elementary Systems
  • Photographic Lenses
  • Infrared Systems
  • Zoom Systems
  • Microscope Optics
  • Telescopes
  • Lithographic Projection Lenses
  • Miscellaneous System Types

Preface to Handbook of Optical Systems Volume 4 

The first two volumes of this handbook series on optical systems covered the basics of technical and physical optics. The third volume covered the understanding of aberration theory, performance evaluation, and the fundamental layout of systems.

Furthermore, the reader was introduced to the techniques used to improve and optimize optical systems and give them the right tolerances for manufacture.

These topics provide the reader with the main framework for understanding the design and principle of optical systems. Now in the current fourth volume, we give a summary of the well-known optical system types which have been developed over the last approximately 150 years of system engineering.

The content will not consist of a collection or an archive of proved system data, because compilations of this type are available in electronic form today.

The goal of this volume is really to demonstrate and explain to the reader the various classes of system and the most important thoughts, principles, and properties, which lie behind these successful solutions.

Two colleagues have helped me with this task and have therefore made a useful contribution to this volume. Chapter 40 on infrared systems, and also parts of chapter 45, were written by Bertram Achter.

The detailed chapters 37 on eyepieces and 43 on telescopes are the work of Fritz Blechinger. I would like to acknowledge both colleagues for their involvement, their helpful cooperation, and their important contributions.

Without their competence and special knowledge, it would be impossible for this volume to have sufficiently comprehensive content.

Many colleagues and friends have helped me to collect, prepare, and correct the text and have contributed important material to this volume.

I would like to thank them all and apologize if I forget to mention any one of them by name. Dietmar Gängler provided several pictures for the stray light section in photographic lenses.

Hannfried Zügge made substantial corrections and provided important hints in the chapters on photographic lenses and zoom systems. From Wolfgang Vollrath and Michael Kempe, I received much material on microscopic objective lenses.

Harald Schadwinkel and Richard Ankerhold contributed to the microscopic topic by means of several pictures. Lothar Schreiber, Michael Kempe, and Peter Török corrected the chapter on microscopic systems and substantially improved it.

Helmuth Beierl provided me with data on lithographic systems. Martin Peschka read and corrected the chapter on infrared systems. I thank Markus Seeßelberg for proofreading several parts of the text and for many helpful hints, corrections, and suggestions.

A special acknowledgment goes to Willi Ulrich and Wolfgang Singer, who helped me with the material on lithographic systems and also put a great deal of effort into the critical checking of this chapter.

At this point, I must thank Heike Höpcke from Wiley for her continual understanding and patience during the work on this volume.

Without her experience, interest, and competence, it would be impossible to finish this book within what can sometimes be rather complicated parameters.

Also, I want to acknowledge Linda Bristow for her fast and perfect language improvement, which has transformed the text into a readable and understandable form. Last but not least I want to thank my family for their appreciation and endless patience.

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