20 February 2018 Analysis and design of the medium wave infrared polarization co-aperture optical system
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This paper analyzes the development status of the infrared polarization imaging system. According to the application need of medium wave infrared (MWIR) polarization image, this paper proposes a MWIR polarization coaperture optical system. The system is composed of the front co-aperture optical system and the rear sub-aperture optical system. The rear separate aperture optical system includes four polarization channels. Each channel adopts a 1/4 wave plate and a linear polarizers to obtain three line Stokes polarization components and one circularly Stokes polarization components Thus the system could achieve full polarization imaging. According to the detector and the corresponding application needs, the calculation and optical system design were completed. After the design, the MTF of the optical system is more than 0.3@17lp/mm. The maximum RMS spot diameter is less than the size of detector pixel and a single pixel energy concentration is greater than 80%.
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Wen-cong Wong, Wen-cong Wong, Hui-jun Hu, Hui-jun Hu, Dong-dong Jin, Dong-dong Jin, Xin-bo Chu, Xin-bo Chu, Jing-jing Li, Jing-jing Li, Jin-sheng Liu, Jin-sheng Liu, Juan Song, Juan Song, Ting Xiao, Ting Xiao, Si-pei Shao, Si-pei Shao, } "Analysis and design of the medium wave infrared polarization co-aperture optical system", Proc. SPIE 10697, Fourth Seminar on Novel Optoelectronic Detection Technology and Application, 106972B (20 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2315439; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2315439
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