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Stigmatic Optics

Rafael G González-Acuña, Hector A Chaparro-Romo


This book examines the concept of stigmatism from its base to the most fundamental stigmatic systems. The book begins with Maxwell's equations, before continuing with the wave equation, the eikonal equation and the ray equation. The eikonal equation is also studied with the formalism of the calculation of variations and the concept of stigmatism. Once the foundations of stigmatism have been established, the book focuses on fundamental stigmatic systems, Cartesian ovals and stigmatic lenses. Step by step, the derivations of these systems are obtained and illustrative examples of all their cases are shown. Through the study of these systems, the uniqueness of stigmatism is formulated, and the implications of this uniqueness are presented at the end of the book. This book is an excellent guide for producers of lenses and optical products, and academics in lens design and optics.

Key Features
  • Includes examples throughout
  • Presents problems proposed to be solved by students as well as codes and algorithms in every chapter
  • Discusses the physical concepts needed, then focuses on the mathematical tools needed to understand the eikonal and the close form solution of the stigmatic optical systems
  • A great reference for research centres, optical based societies, optics journals, universities and optical based companies.

About Editors

Rafael G González-Acuña studied industrial physics engineering at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, and earned a master's degree in optomechatronics at Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica. He is currently studying for a PhD at the Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Héctor A Chaparro-Romo is an electronic engineer specialising in scientific computation. He has years of experience in optics research and applications.

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Hardback ISBN: 9780750334617

Ebook ISBN: 9780750334631

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-3463-1

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: IOP Series in Emerging Technologies in Optics and Photonics


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