Handbook of Optics, Third Edition Volume III: Vision and Vision Optics(set)

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December 4, 2009


Electronic book text, 1100 pages


0071629289 / 9780071629287

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The most comprehensive and up-to-date optics resource available

Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, the five carefully architected and cross-referenced volumes of the Handbook of Optics, Third Edition, contain everything a student, scientist, or engineer requires to actively work in the field. From the design of complex optical systems to world-class research and development methods, this definitive publication provides unparalleled access to the fundamentals of the discipline and its greatest minds.

Individual chapters are written by the world's most renowned experts who explain, illustrate, and solve the entire field of optics. Each volume contains a complete chapter listing for the entire Handbook, extensive chapter glossaries, and a wealth of references. This pioneering work offers unprecedented coverage of optics data, techniques, and applications.

Volume III, all in full color, covers vision and vision optics.

Table of contents

Ch1. Optics of the Eye
Ch2. Visual Performance by Wilson Geisler and Martin Banks
Ch3. Psychophysical Methods by Dennis Pelli and Bart Farell
Ch4. Visual Acuity and Hyperacuity by Gerald Westheimer
Ch5. Optical Generation of the Visual Stimulus by Stephen A. Burns and Robert H. Webb
Ch6. The Maxwellian View Combined with an Addendum on Apodization by Gerald Westheimer
Ch7. Ocular Radiation Hazards by David Sliney
Ch8. Biological Waveguides by Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan and Jay M. Enoch
Ch9. The Problem of Correction for the Stiles-Crawford effect in Radiometry and Photometry by Jay M. Enoch and Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
Ch10. Colorimetry by David Brainard and Andrew Stockman
Ch11. Color Vision by Andrew Stockman and David Brainard
Ch12. Assessment of Refraction and Refractive Errors and Their Influence on Optical Design by Ralph Chou
Ch13. Binocular Vision Factors That Influence Optical Design by Clifton Schor
Ch14. Optics of Vision in the Aging Eye by John Werner and Brooke Schefrin
Ch15. Adaptive Optics (AO) in Retinal Microscopy and Vision by Donald Miller and Austin Roorda
Ch16. Refractive Surgery, Correction of Vision, PRK and LASIK by Harilaos and Luis Diaz-Santana
Ch17. Corneal Confocal Imaging by Barry Masters
Ch18. Diagnostic Use of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in the Eye by Johanes de Boer
Ch19. Graded Index of Refraction (GRIN) Profiling of the Eye Lens by B. Pierscionek
Ch20. Optics of Contact Lenses by E. Bennett
Ch21. Inter-Ocular Lenses (IOL's), Accommodative and Multifocal IOL's by James Schweigerling
Ch22. Displays for Vision Research by William Cowan
Ch23. Visual Problems at Computers by Jeffrey Anshel and James Sheedy
Ch24. Human Vision and Electronic Imaging by Bernice Rogowitz, T.N. Pappas, Jan P. Allerback
Ch25. Visual Factors Associated with Head-Mounted Displays by Brian H. Tsou and Martin Shenker

Author comments

The Optical Society of America is a professional society dedicated to serving optics professionals and academics, in the U.S. and around the world.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Michael Bass is professor emeritus at the University of Central Florida's Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL).

Associate Editors: Dr. Casimer M. DeCusatis is a distinguished engineer and technical executive with IBM Corporation.

Dr. Jay Enoch is dean emeritus at the School of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan is professor of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

Dr. Guifang Li is professor of Optics and Electrical/Computing Engineering at the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Carolyn MacDonald is a professor at the University at Albany, and director of the Center for X-ray Optics.

Dr. Virendra N. Mahajan is a distinguished engineer at The Aerospace Corporation.

Dr. Eric Van Stryland is a professor of The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida.

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