1 December 1991 Infrared in the USSR: brief historical survey of infrared development in the Soviet Union
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In 1991, it is a 110 -year anniversary since the invisible radiation discovered in 1800 by British astronomer and optician, F.W.Hershel, was termed "Infrared Rays". This term was introduced for the first time in 1881 by W.Abney. However, it took about 50years more to extend the use of the IR rays outside research laboratories. Primarily, this was due to the unavailability of the radiation detectors which not only could be superior to a conventional thermometer, but could also show high reliability and provide the feasibility to enhance and process weak signals.
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Mikhail M. Miroshnikov, "Infrared in the USSR: brief historical survey of infrared development in the Soviet Union", Proc. SPIE 1540, Infrared Technology XVII, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48720; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48720
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