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    • Practical Optical Interferometry (Imaging at Visible and Infrared Wavelengths)
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      • Practical Optical Interferometry (Imaging at Visible and Infrared Wavelengths)

      • $49.99
      • Optical interferometry is a powerful technique to make images on angular scales hundreds of times smaller than is possible with the largest telescopes. This concise guide provides an introduction to the technique for graduate students and researchers who want to make interferometric observations and acts as a reference for technologists building new instruments. Starting from the principles of interference, the…
    • Field Guide to Displacement Measuring Interferometry (FG30) (Spie Field Guides)
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      • Field Guide to Displacement Measuring Interferometry (FG30) (Spie Field Guides)

      • $42.00
      • This [i]Field Guide [/i]provides a practical treatment of the fundamental theory of displacement measuring interferometry, with examples of interferometry systems and uses. It outlines alignment techniques for optical components, signal processing systems for phase measurements, and laser stabilization for homodyne and heterodyne sources. The concept of displacement measurement uncertainty is discussed with a practical example of calculating uncertainty budgets. For…
    • Optical Coating Technology (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM137)
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      • Optical Coating Technology (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM137)

      • $111.00
      • Organized around the key subjects associated with functions of optical thin film performance, this book provides a valuable resource in the field of thin film technology. The information is widely backed up with citations to patents and published literature. Many questions are answered, such as: what are the conventions for a given analysis formalism? and, what other design approaches have…
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      Integrated Optomechanical Analysis (PM223)
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      • Integrated Optomechanical Analysis (PM223)

      • $79.45
      • The development of integrated optomechanical analysis tools has increased significantly over the past decade to address the ever-increasing challenges in optical system design, leveraging advances in computational capability. This book presents not only finite element modeling techniques specific to optical systems but also methods to integrate the thermal and structural response quantities into the optical model for detailed performance predictions.…
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      Fundamentals of Air Cleaning Technology and Its Application in Cleanrooms
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      • Fundamentals of Air Cleaning Technology and Its Application in Cleanrooms

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      • Fundamentals of Air Cleaning Technology and Its Application in Cleanrooms sets up the theoretical framework for cleanrooms. New ideas and methods are presented, which include the characteristic index of cleanrooms, uniform and non-uniform distribution characteristics, the minimum sampling volume, a new concept of outdoor air conditioning and the fundamentals of leakage-preventing layers. Written by an author who can look back…
    • Handbook of Optical Engineering (Optical Science and Engineering)
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      • Handbook of Optical Engineering (Optical Science and Engineering)

      • $399.00
      • This handbook explains principles, processes, methods, and procedures of optical engineering in a concise and practical way. It emphasizes fundamental approaches and provides useful formulas and step-by-step worked-out examples to demonstrate applications and clarify calculation methods. The book covers refractive, reflective, and diffractive optical components; lens optical devices; modern fringe pattern analysis; optical metrology; Fourier optics and optical image processing;…
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      The Life Story of an Infrared Telescope (Springer Praxis Books)
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      • The Life Story of an Infrared Telescope (Springer Praxis Books)

      • $78.17
      • Written by one of the astronomers who 'lived the dream' of working there this book is a restrospectively expanded diary featuring the 'birth and long life' of what was a truely innovative telescope. Based on input received from people involved in its planning, building, operation, and many scientists who observed with it, the author tells this success story of The…
    • Space Telescopes: Capturing the Rays of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (Astronomers’ Universe)
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      • Space Telescopes: Capturing the Rays of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (Astronomers’ Universe)

      • $43.03
      • Space telescopes are among humankind’s greatest scientific achievements of the last fifty years. This book describes the instruments themselves and what they were designed to discover about the Solar System and distant stars. Exactly how these telescopes were built and launched and the data they provided is explored. Only certain kinds of radiation can penetrate our planet's atmosphere, which limits what we can observe. But with space telescopes all…