This book’s strength lies in delivering a vast amount of knowledge on optical lens design in a succinct manner. It comprehensively describes the fundamental optical theory and state-of-the-art of lens design, including aberrations, achromatic doublets, and lens tolerances. This field has strong impacts in several technologies from telescopes to lasers to microscopes. The target audience for this text is graduate students in optical design and photonics engineers, but anyone concerned with imaging industries will profit from reading this book.

Review by Christian Brosseau, OSA Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.

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