7 November 1983 Optical Engineering At Los Alamos-A History
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Proceedings Volume 0380, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '83; (1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934734
Event: Los Alamos Conference on Optics, 1983, New Mexico, United States
Abstract
Optical engineering at Los Alamos, which began in 1943, has continued because scientific researchers usually want more resolving power than commercially available optical instruments provide. In addition, in-house engineering is often advantageous--when the technology for designing and making improved instrumentation is available locally--because of our remote location and the frequent need for accurate data. As a consequence, a number of improved research cameras and lens systems have been developed locally--especially for explosion and implosion photography, but even for oscilloscope photography. The development of high-speed cameras led to the ultimate in practical high-speed rotating mirrors and to the invention of a rapid, precise, and effective lens design procedure that has produced more than a hundred lens systems that give improved imaging in special conditions of use. Representative examples of this work will be described.
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Berlyn Brixner, "Optical Engineering At Los Alamos-A History", Proc. SPIE 0380, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '83, (7 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934734; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934734
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