Building Electro-Optical Systems Making It All Work

ISBN-10: 0471246816

ISBN-13: 9780471246817

Edition: 2000

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Providing an overview of the whole highly cross disciplinary field, this volume presents information on how to build modern electro-optical instruments, such as microscopes, cameras, optical inspection equipment and spectrometers.
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Book details

List price: $193.50
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/13/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 760
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

Notation and Constants
Preface
Acknowledgments
Basic Optical Calculations
Introduction
Wave Propagation
Calculating Wave Propagation in Real Life
Detection
Coherent Detection
Interferometers
Photon Budgets and Operating Specifications
Postprocessing Strategy
Sources and Illuminators
Introduction
The Spectrum
Radiometry
Continuum Sources
Interlude: Coherence
More Sources
Incoherent Line Sources: Low-Pressure Discharges
Using Low-Coherence Sources: Condensers
Lasers
Gas Lasers
Solid-State Lasers
Diode Lasers
Laser Noise
Diode Laser Coherence Control
Optical Detection
Introduction
Signal-to-Noise Ratios
Detector Figures of Merit
Quantum Detectors
Thermal Detectors
Image Intensifiers
Silicon Array Sensors
How Do I Know Which Noise Source Dominates?
Hacks
Lenses, Prisms, and Mirrors
Introduction
Optical Materials
Light Transmission
Surface Quality
Windows
Pathologies of Optical Elements
Fringes
Mirrors
Glass Prisms
Prism Pathologies
Lenses
Complex Lenses
Other Lenslike Devices
Coatings, Filters, and Surface Finishes
Introduction
Metal Mirrors
Transmissive Optical Coatings
Simple Coating Theory
Absorptive Filters
Beam Dumps and Baffles
White Surfaces and Diffusers
Polarization
Introduction
Polarization of Light
Interaction of Polarization with Materials
Brewster Polarizers
Absorption Polarizers
Birefringent Polarizers
Double-Refraction Polarizers
TIR Polarizers
Retarders
Polarization Control
Exotic Optical Components
Introduction
Gratings
Grating Pathologies
Types of Gratings
Resolution of Grating Instruments
Fine Points of Grating
Holographic Optical Elements
Retroreflective Materials
Scanners
Modulators
Fiber Optics
Introduction
Fiber Characteristics
Fiber Theory
Fiber Types
Other Fiber Properties
Working with Fibers
Fiber Devices
Diode Lasers and Fiber Optics
Fiber-Optic Sensors
Intensity Sensors
Spectrally Encoded Sensors
Polarimetric Sensors
Fiber Interferometers
Multiple-Beam Interferometers
Two-Beam Interferometers
Phase and Polarization Stabilization
Multiplexing and Smart Structures
Optical Systems
Introduction
What Lenses Actually Do
Diffraction
Aberrations
Representing Aberrations
Optical Design Advice
Practical Applications
Illuminators
Optical Measurements
Introduction
Grass on the Empire State Building
Detection Issues: When Exactly Is Background Bad?
Measuring the Right Thing
Getting More Signal Photons
Reducing the Background Fluctuations
Optically Zero Background Measurements
Electronically Zero Background Measurements
Labeling Signal Photons
Designing Electro-Optical Systems
Introduction
Do You Really Want to Do This?
Very Basic Marketing
Classes of Measurement
Technical Taste
Instrument Design
Guiding Principles
Design for Alignment
Turning a Prototype into a Product
Building Optical Systems
Introduction
Building What You Designed
Assembling Lab Systems
Alignment and Testing
Optical Assembly and Alignment Philosophy
Collimating Beams
Focusing
Aligning Beams with Other Beams
Aligning On-Axis Elements
Adhesives
Cleaning
Electronic Signal Processing
Introduction
Analog Signal Processing Theory
Modulation and Demodulation
Amplifiers
Departures from Linearity
Noise and Interference
Frequency Conversion
Filtering
Signal Detection
Reducing Interference and Noise
Data Acquisition and Control
Resources and Information
Electronic Building Blocks
Introduction
Resistors
Capacitors
Transmission Lines
Transmission-Line Devices
Diodes and Transistors
Signal Processing Components
Digitizers
Electronic Subsystem Design
Introduction
Design Approaches
Perfection
Feedback Loops
Signal Detectors
Calibration
Filters
Other Stuff
More-Advanced Feedback Techniques
Hints
Linearizing
Digital Control and Communication
Bulletproofing
Electronic Construction Techniques
Introduction
Circuit Strays
Ground Plane Construction
Technical Noise and Interference
Product Construction
Getting Ready
Prototyping
Surface Mount Prototypes
Prototyping Filters
Tuning: You Can't Optimize What You Can't See
Digital Postprocessing
Introduction
Elementary Postprocessing
Fourier Domain Techniques
Power Spectrum Estimation
Digital Filtering
Deconvolution
Resampling
Fixing Space-Variant Instrument Functions
Finite Precision Effects
Pulling Data Out of Noise
Phase Recovery Techniques
Front Ends
Introduction
Photodiode Front Ends
Key Idea: Reducing the Swing Across C[subscript d]
Transimpedance Amplifiers
Advanced Photodiode Front Ends
Other Types of Front End
Hints
Bringing Up the System
Introduction
Avoiding Catastrophe
Debugging and Troubleshooting
Getting Ready
Indispensable Equipment
Digital Troubleshooting
Analog Electronic Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Oscillations
Other Common Problems
Debugging and Troubleshooting Optical Subsystems
Localizing the Problem
Index
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