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Handbook of Optical and Laser Scanning (Optical Science and Engineering) [Kindle Edition]

Gerald F. Marshall , Glenn E. Stutz

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Surprisingly, I found something of interest, useful, and valuable in every chapter. Each is written for, if not exactly an expert, at least someone competent in the general broad field of which the chapter is a part, and it's written by someone who is obviously extremely competent in the specialty represented by the chapter. The material is basic, but it's far from being dumbed down; one has to work to get the full benefit of the text. Appropriately enough, most chapters assume that the reader has a basic knowledge of the field. The chapters that I am competent to critique are excellent, well and expertly written.

About the Author

Gerald F. Marshall is a Consultant in Optical Design and Engineering, Niles, Michigan. Specializing in optical scanning and display systems, his extensive experience includes senior positions with Kaiser Electronics, San Jose, California; Energy Conversion Devices, Troy, Michigan; Axsys Technologies (formerly Speedring Systems), Rochester Hills, Michigan; and Medical Lasers, Burlington, Massachusetts. Previously he was engaged as a Senior R&D Engineer for airborne navigational display systems at Ferranti Ltd., Edinburgh, Scotland, and as a Physicist with Morganite International Ltd., London, England. The author of many papers, he holds a number of patents and is the editor of two internationally recognized reference books, Laser Beam Scanning and Optical Scanning (both titles, Marcel Dekker, Inc.). He is a Fellow of The Institute of Physics, the Optical Society of America, and SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, of which he is a former director. He received the B.Sc. degree from London University, England.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 31324 KB
  • Print Length: 1175 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Dekker; 2 edition (11 Feb. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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3.0 out of 5 stars A thick book which could be much thinner 1 Sept. 2005
By Protopopov - Published on
Working in optics, I purchased this book to get a wider scope of scanning techniques and possible optical schemes. The book is thick, up to eight hundred pages, and expensive. So, I expected a variety of optical schemes for laser/optical scanning. But I was disappointed with a great amount of topics, filling this book, which do not relate to scanning. For example, the chapters about M2 model, optical disk technology, image quality for scanning, are interesting in general but have rather distant relation to scanning. The chapter about motors and controllers is interesting, presenting the state-of-art of this technology, but it is overfilled with large, up to a page size, pictures which do not contain any information. For example, several pictures of printed-circuit boards with a great number of indistinguishable electronic components could be easily removed without any harm to the book. Also I doubt that pictures of standard diamond turning center, thin film deposition chamber, and other conventional industry technology are of any interest for professionals. At the same time such topics as infrared imaging scanners, reconnaissance systems, MEMS scanning/switching devices are completely ignored, as well as the rotating wedges technology. Summarizing, the size of this book could be made much smaller and the price lower without any loss of information.
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