Free-space optical systems engineering for communication and remote sensing applications is a fast growing discipline. Yet before this book, comprehensive texts covering the basics of optical engineering in these systems were lacking. Free Space Optical Systems Engineering fills that gap, offering clear, detailed discussions of the basics for system design and analysis, along with a wealth of mathematical fundamentals, examples and practice problems.

This is a useful guidebook for upper-division undergraduate students or first-year grad students looking to acquire a practical understanding of electro-optical engineering basics. It also can provide all-in-one-text guidance for an engineer or scientist considering making the move into this opportunity-rich field of optics. It is really an indispensable introduction for both students and professionals.

Review by Lisa Tongning Li, Inphenix, Inc., Livermore, Calif., USA

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