The Book

Welcome to Ronian's book page for Perspectives on Modern Optics and Imaging: with Practical Examples using Zemax OpticStudio. Here, you will find book updates, errata, and others. View the book's Table of Contents, Preface, and first pages on Amazon. Want to get a "flavor" of the book's technical content? Click HERE to view a sample from pages 66 - 74 on Gaussian apodization and resolution enhancement!

ERRATA (as at Mar 3, 2018): Click HERE to download.

Update December 6, 2017: New! Sample files from the book are now provided in the Zemax OpticStudio 17.5 release. Check out the release notes HERE

Update January 4, 2018: A brief explanation is provided to justify an assumption made in Sec. 3.3.1 concerning image magnification in the human eye (taking into consideration the refractive index of the medium in the eye). Download the update HERE.

Update January 13, 2018: I've written a short technical note discussing a concept where variable focus without any moving parts may be achieved by scanning a liquid crystal shutter across a stationary progressive powered lens. Although the paper is separate from my book, it is highly relevant to modern optics and imaging, which is indeed the spirit of the book. 

Update January 22, 2018: An explanation is provided to justify the one-dimensional Fourier transform performed in rectangular coordinates for Eq. (2.51) on page 71. Download the update HERE.

Update February 20, 2018: An explanation is provided for why the position of peak irradiance (POP) for a lens component or lens group within a complete optical system may be different from the location of the aperture stop of the entire optics system. Download the update HERE.

Update March 11, 2018: An explanation is provided for how to relate the Gaussian apodization factor G to the plane of the aperture stop for the resolution enhancement discussion in Sec. Download the update HERE.