Elliptical Mirrors

Elliptical Mirrors

Applications in microscopy

Professor Jian Liu, Dr Chenguang Liu, Dr Yuhang Wang, Dr. Chao Wang, Professor Jiubin Tan


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Composed by a specialist in the field, Jian Liu, with contributions from a number of scientists and optical specialists, Elliptical Mirrors: Applications in microscopy discusses the importance of the elliptical mirror; the third solution in far-field optical imaging after parabolic reflectors and lenses for which apodization factors were established in 1921 and 1959 respectively. Elliptical mirrors are a new and novel technique within the world of optics and can be applied to industrial imaging, bioimaging X-ray photography and much more, and they will inevitably retain a significant role in the trend of microscopic development. This detailed and highly insightful book will be an important reference in a growing subject area that will benefit PhD students, optical physicists, metrologists and researchers who have an interest in the ever-growing science of optics. The original content in this book will give a unique insight into mirror system design and applications in industrial metrology and bioimaging. It discusses the original theory of elliptical mirrors and gives a fundamental and comprehensive theory behind them and their functions.