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: This two-volume set features 86 chapters on optics, providing readers with access to basic knowledge concerning every aspect of modern-day optics. References guide readers to the correct sources should more detailed information be required. Volume 1 features discussion of: fundamental optics principles, including geometric, physical and quantum optics; optical sources (such as light-emitting diodes and lasers) and detectors (including energy, waveform and imaging-detection techniques); detection and processing by human vision; design and fabrication, including optical layout techniques and lens-design programmes; optical thin-film coatings; and terrestrial optics. Volume 2 examines: elements, from the traditional to more recently developed components, such as integrated, micro, binary, gradient index, fibre and X-ray optics; instruments, from cameras to optical scanners to FLIR systems; measurements, including theory and method; and optical and physical properties of materials. In addition, each volume features a complete index for both volumes and an extensive glossary.