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Hello colleagues. Since for some reason I can’t write about it in books topic,
I will write it here. I apologize if I violated something.

I am interested in literature about optics. Specifically defined science based topics with formulas and blueprints e.t.c.
 I would be very grateful to you if you could tell me what literature you used.

 

Topic are:
 

Topic 1.

Fundamentals of Geometric Optics

Topic 2.

Ideal optical system and its properties

Topic 3.

Details of optical systems

Topic 4.

Beam limitation in optical systems and image illumination in the center and at the edge

Topic 5.

Optical transmission coefficient

Topic 6.

Depth of field 

Topic 7.

Optical aberrations

Topic 8

Assessment of the quality of the optical image of the lens

Topic 9.

Principles of the structure and operation of optical systems, formation and perception of the image

Topic 10.

The eye as an optical device

Topic 11.

Photographic lenses

Topic 12.

Basic parameters and properties of film lenses

Topic 13.

Influence of lens technical parameters on image performance

Topic 14.

Telephoto lenses. Varifocal Lenses

Topic 15.

Anamorphic optical systems

Topic 16.

Optics of television and video equipment

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These are the books listed in the recommended reading list in the ASC Manual for lenses:

Cox, Arthur. Photographic Optics, A Modern Approach to the Technique of Definition, Expanded ed., Focal Press, 1971.

Kingslake, Rudolf. A History of the Photographic Lens. Academic Press, 1989.

Ray, Sidney F.

--- The Photographic Lens. Focal Press, 1979-1992.
---  Applied Photographic Optics: Lenses and Optical Systems for Photography, Film, Video and Digital Imaging. Focal Press, 1988-2004.
 

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Добро пожаловать, Дмитрий!

I'll name mostly Russian books.

Topics 1-4 and 6 are all dealt with in paraxial optics that are covered in every book on lens design and geometrical optics. You'd look in broad all-round textbooks for the basic stuff:

Заказнов, Теория оптических систем.

Русинов, Техническая оптика

Malacara brothers, Handbook of Optical Design

Smith, Modern Optical Engineering

Mouroulis, Macdonald, Geometrical Optics and Optical Design

Topics 11, 12 and 14 are represented in lens design/synthesis books where merits of different lens formulae are discussed:

Kingslake, Optical System Design

'Monographs in Applied Optics' series: Zoom Lenses by Clark etc

- and the textbooks mentioned previously mention formulae too.

There are books on aberration analysis:

Welford, Aberrations of Optical Systems.

A classic on diffraction:

Marechal, Structure des images / Структура оптического изображения.

and - Steward, Fourier Optics: An Introduction.

Then there are books that discuss the methodology of lens design and different approaches to correcting aberrations:

Русинов, Композиция оптических систем, which's nothing short of brilliant;

Laikin, Modern Lens Design

Shannon, The Art and Science of Optical Design

Волосов, Фотографическая оптика.

The latter has a chapter on anamorphics. These books help one understand how lens designers have come up with the formulae we know and how you'd modify some basic design to get the desired paraxial parameters and image quality.

There's a peculiar and rather unique book on the junction of optics and mechanics that gives an interesting perspective on topic 13:

Заказнов, Специальные вопросы расчета и изготовления оптических систем

There's a book outlining an elegant and detailed theory of how the image is formed and processed - essentially, how light turns into digital data. This book is heavier on math though, a bit of functional and Fourier analysis are involved. 

Мосягин, Немтинов, Лебедев - Теория оптико-электронных систем.

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