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A series of basic technical articles on topics such as optics and fiberoptics will be posted on this Web site.

Feb 26th, 2001

A series of basic technical articles on topics such as optics and fiberoptics will be posted on this Web site. These articles will not be published in Vision Systems Design magazine. They are presented here as an educational service to engineers, engineering managers, and systems integrators who want to expand their knowledge about basic machine-vision and image-processing technologies. Please address all questions and comments to the authors.

March 2001:

Fundamentals of Optics--An Introduction for Beginners (277k PDF, Right Click and select "Save As")

By Reinhard Jenny, vice president and research and development manager, Volpi AG, CH 8952 Schlieren, Switzerland

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Historical Overview

Propagation Characteristics of Ligght

Optical Image Formation and Optical Systems

Basic Design Concepts of Optical Systems

COMING IN APRIL

April 2001: Fundamentals of Fiberoptics (for Illumination) (277k PDF, Right Click and select "Save As")

By Reinhard Jenny, vice president and research and development manager,

Volpi AG, CH 8952 Schlieren, Switzerland

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Historical Overview

Fundamentals of Light Propagation in Light Guides

Light Guides-Modes

Light Intensity Distribution in a Light Guide

Fundamentals and Properties of Optical Fibers

Transit Time Behavior of Light in light Guides

Emitted Mode Radiation of Fibers

Properties of Fiber Bundles

Fiberoptic Illumination

Overview of Common Fibers

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