The book presents ten chapters—written by many experts mostly from the United States, Canada and Europe—about state-of-the-art optical manufacturing and related topics in the last twenty years. Chapters cover materials, fabrication, metrology, coatings, infrared systems, polymer optics, fibers and fiber assemblies, diffractive and micro-structured optics, and illumination optics.
The level is descriptive yet important for the information conveyed. A rich bibliographic reference is provided for each chapter, so this book is useful for a large audience of readers, from scientists to engineers involved in optical fabrication.
Review by Silvano Donati, University of Pavia, Italy.
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