Preface to the Third Edition

The first two editions of this book had been extensively used by our students in several lens design courses since its first publication. This experience has allowed us to improve the book in every new edition. In this third edition, several important modifications have been made.

To make the figures clearer and attractive, all of them have been redrawn in color. The book has been updated in many aspects to include the results in many important publications in the last few years. New material suggested by our students and several readers has been included. Additional new references have been added to include some of the new most important publications, in order to make the book more complete and up to date.

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