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PRECISION OPTICAL FABRICATION & RELATED BOOKS

BOOK TITLE DESCRIPTION
FABRICATION METHODS FOR PRECISION OPTICS, by Hank H. Karow, 751 pages, hardbound, published 1993. The author covers: Optical material, material production and forms of supply, tools and fixtures, optical fabrication-methods and machines, optical shop testing-methods and instruments.
CUTTING AND POLISHING OPTICAL AND ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, by G.W. Fynn & W.J.A. Powell, 229 pages, hardbound, published 1979, reprinted 1983. The book encompasses the cutting, lapping, polishing and testing of material used in optical and electronic application. The authors cover electro-optical materials such as lasers rods, acoustic wave plates, proustite, lead germanate, water-soluble crystals, zinc sulphide, zinc selenide, gallium arsenide, stainless steel and metallic materials.
MASTER OPTICAL TECHNIQUES, by A. S. De Vany, 600 pages, hardbound, published 1981. The book is divided into four parts. The first part covers fundamental operations in the fabrication of optical elements. The second section deals with the fabrication of different types of prisms and lenses. The third section covers the fabrication of parabodial mirrors and cameras of the Schmidt-Cassegrain, Cassegrain, Maksutov and Schmidt telescope systems. The final section covers an introduction to a knife edge test, single and double wire testing procedures, interferograms and Ronchigrams.
OPTICAL SHOP TESTING, by Daniel Malacara, 523 pages, hardbound, published 1978. The book reviews many different interferometric tests; the foucault, wire, and phase modulation tests; Ronchi test, star tests, and holographic and moire' techniques, null tests using compensators.
BASIC OPTICS AND OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS, by Bureau of Naval Personnel, 485 pages, softbound, published 1969. The author presents an overview general optical theory, basic optical instruments, construction of optical instruments, and the maintenance of naval instruments.
PRISM AND LENS MAKING, SECOND EDITION, by F. Twyman, 629 pages, softbound, published 1952. The text covers tools and material in general, dioptric substances, production methods for making lenses and prisms, and other general information.
THE HANDBOOK OF PLASTIC OPTICS, by U.S. Precision Lens Inc., 105 pages, hardbound, published 1973. The book covers the different types of plastic, methods of making plastic lenses, principal optical plastics, coatings, optical designs with plastic materials and optical tooling.

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