This new volume adds to a set representing the most comprehensive collection of descriptive material and tabulated data about optics ever assembled! Its 38 all-new chapters contributed by the most widely respected names in the field give you instant access to reliable information concerning rapidly expanding areas of modern optics. Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, this definitive work includes all the information you need to start solving problems in optics, from design of optical systems to day-to-day laboratory research and development. This volume contains a new index covering all four volumes, extensive chapter glossaries, and a wealth of current references to guide you to even more sources of information. Volume III: Classical, Vision, and X-Ray Optics includes articles that cover: *Capillary optics, x-ray telescopes, x-ray microscopes, and film coatings *A broad range of applications from biological waveguides and adaptive optics to issues concerning computer and head-mounted displays *Optics for virtual reality, biomedicine, and lithography *Advances in diffractive optics, photographic film, CCDs and image detectors, IR telescopes, and radio telescopes The Optical Society of America is dedicated to advancing study, teaching, research, and engineering in optics.Optical Society of America Staff is the author of 'Handbook of Optics Classical Optics, Vision Optics, X-Ray Optics', published 2000 under ISBN 9780071354080 and ISBN 0071354085.