Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 3: Imaging

By Gabriel Popescu1, Andre da Costa Teves1, Christopher Nixon1, Glen Svenningsen1

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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This chapter presents Geometrical Optics and also Fourier Optics, two important topics that precede Microscopy. Some of the covered concepts are: Fermat's Principle, Snell's Law, Thick and Thin Lens, System of Lens,Fraunhofer Approximation and Huygens-Fresnel principle.


Notes developed by Professor Gabriel Popescu from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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