Properties of Optical Systems

  • H. A. E. Keitz
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In optics, an optical system is understood to be a system of refracting and/or specular reflecting surfaces, i.e. lenses or mirrors, as used in combination with an object which can be reproduced by the optical system. Here, the object may be a primary or secondary light source.


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