13 June 1989 The Design Of Athermal Infrared Optical Systems
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This paper will discuss the design techniques to athermalize infrared optical systems. The discussion will focus on specific state-of-the-art tactical weapon applications for thermally compensated optical imaging systems. The main objective is to athermalize the system by choosing the correct mounting materials without the use of active mechanisms such as electronic motor or liquid bellows lens focus drives. Two specific designs with their advantages and disadvantages will be discussed -- a catadioptric imaging system and an all refractive imaging system.
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Dawn S Garcia-Nunez, Dawn S Garcia-Nunez, David Michika, David Michika, } "The Design Of Athermal Infrared Optical Systems", Proc. SPIE 1049, Recent Trends in Optical Systems Design and Computer Lens Design Workshop II, (13 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951410; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951410
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