Editor
HERBERT GROSS
Head of Optical Design Department
Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, Germany

Optical systems are used in a wide range of technical applications (e.g. viewing devices, lens systems) and industrial manufacturing (e.g. semiconductor wafer probing). The design of optical systems requires a high expertise on an expert level. The practice of calculation, layout and understanding of optical systems and lens design requires a basic knowledge in the fundamental properties of optical systems, aberration theory, classification and characterization of systems, advanced simulation models, measuring of system quality and manufacturing issues.

The state-of-the-art full-colored Handbook of Optical Systems provides in six volumes a comprehensive introduction to the principles and the practice of calculation, layout and understanding of optical systems and lens design. Written by reputed industrial experts in the field the user is introduced to all mandatory basic properties. More than 3,000 full-colored illustrations and images support the reader and supply an easy understanding of complex optical systems and optical modeling.