Featuring more than 300 full-color photos and illustrations, Optical Technology describes the basics of optics and optical materials and the methods and applications of optical manufacturing and assembly. Important procedures for the production of optical components and systems are examined in detail. Real-world examples demonstrate the potential of various manufacturing procedures, and end-of-chapter questions reinforce key concepts. This is an invaluable resource for optical designers and fabrication engineers and also a well-rounded introduction to optics and optical technology.
On the book's website are more than two hours of video featuring selected fabrication and assembly techniques.
Optical Technology covers:
Chapter 1. Development of Glass and Optic Production
Chapter 2. Basics of Optics
Chapter 3. Optical Materials
Chapter 4. Foundations of the Manufacturing Process
Chapter 5. Primary Forming of Optical Glass
Chapter 6. Transforming Optical Glass
Chapter 7. Cutting
Chapter 8. Coating
Chapter 9. Material Property Changes
Chapter 10. Joining
Chapter 11. Selected Fabrication Technologies