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3 June 1987 Solid Optics: The Application Of Precision Manufacturing To Small, Complex Optical Systems
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Proceedings Volume 0748, Structural Mechanics of Optical Systems II; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939817
Event: OE LASE'87 and EO Imaging Symposium, 1987, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
A variety of approaches have been proposed in recent years for construction of Solid Optics. After a brief review of the goals and history, we describe a new, systematic approach. The new approach involves the total removal of air gaps from the system. This requires "solid air" for light propagation. Solid air, in turn, behaves differently from the more familiar air. In particular, it has a larger index of refraction and more dispersion. Modular, highly manufacturable systems approaches are described.
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H.John Caulfield "Solid Optics: The Application Of Precision Manufacturing To Small, Complex Optical Systems", Proc. SPIE 0748, Structural Mechanics of Optical Systems II, (3 June 1987); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939817
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