This page contains excerpts of book reviews of Keigo Iizuka's Engineering Optics, Springer Series in Optical Sciences, vol. 35, 2nd ed., Springer-Verlag, New York, 1985.

Richard Lee, project engineer for Amperex Electronics Corp., Slatersville, R. I.:

Good textbooks in modern optics would be in short supply if not for Springer-Verlag's ever-expanding Series in Optical Sciences. This entry, No, 35, is well suited for a graduate course or for self-study by the student or working engineer or physicist. ...

For the complete review, see: IEEE Spectrum, 12 – 13 (December 1986)

Chandra Roychoudhuri:

It is a pleasure to review Keigo Iizuka's book, Engineering Optics. The choice of topics is very good. The depth of treatment clearly indicates the appropriateness of the title. I would highly recommend it for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Worked-out examples in almost every chapter make the book suitable for self-study. ...

For the complete review, see: IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 22, 1148-1149 (1986)

A. C. Tam, IBM Research Div., Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA:

I have read a slogan, "Optics is light work," in Applied Optics. This is truly a good thought, especially related to an optics text. Iizuka's book not only qualifies to be in the class of "light work," but indeed qualifies to be "light-and-lively." Quite a few optics textbooks tend to be formal, dull, flat and sleep-inducing. Iizuka managed to intermingle lively and exciting ideas, humorous and enthusiastic presentations, eye-catching and tasteful cartoons, significant backbone optics materials and even some frontier state-of-the-art optics information. I did not have a dull moment reading this book. It has a very attractive style: educational, yet entertaining….

For the complete review, see: IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine 5, 58(1989)

Eugeniusz Jagoszewski, Institute of Physics, Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland:

…Engineering Optics contains 15 richly illustrated chapters and very well selected exercises and problems. It is intended not only for the physics and engineering students who want to acquire the basic principles of optics, but also for researchers and engineers who use optics in their research and/or professional activity. For all these people, this book will be a valuable source of scientific information. ...

For the complete review, see Optica Applicata XVII, 65-66 (1987)

P. Paufler:

  …The most important advantage of the present book is its didactics. The material is arranged in an order that can progressively increase the student's comprehension of the subject. A large number of exercises and problems is included to assist the reader in getting through the material. Last but not least excellent figures provide both very clear instruction and pleasant relaxation.

For the complete review, see Cryst. Res. Technol. 22, 3 (1987)

David M. Roessler, General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, Michigan:

...Overall, the book is an excellent supplement to existing textbooks. While it may not be suitable as a stand-alone introduction to engineering optics, it is a fascinating potpourri and should be added to the collection of anyone with professional interest in modern applications of optics.

For the complete review, see: Opt. Photon. News, 1, 64 (May 1990)