27 September 1979 Optical System With Fiber-Optical Elements
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Proceedings Volume 0183, Space Optics II; (1979) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957418
Event: 1979 Huntsville Technical Symposium, 1979, Huntsville, United States
A conventional optical system having a low f-number and a wide field of view contains many reflecting and refracting elements. Such a system poses problems in alignment and mechanical stability, especially when operating in sever environments over a wide range of temperature. A fiber bundle designed in the form of a cone with a larger diameter at the entrance than the diameter at the exit transmits and reduces the image size. This permits the use of a simple lens of longer focal length and larger effective aperture. Since there is a net gain in flux per unit area, this system intensifies as well as transmit an image. It also enables the use of detector of smaller size to achieve a higher signal-to-noise ratio.
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Robert Y. Wong, Robert Y. Wong, Mohammad R. Jafarpour, Mohammad R. Jafarpour, "Optical System With Fiber-Optical Elements", Proc. SPIE 0183, Space Optics II, (27 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957418; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957418

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