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10 October 2001 Challenges in IR optics
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Unlike visible optics, infrared optics and optical systems pose some unique challenges. From the materials typically used for IR systems to cold stops to thermal behavior, many differences exist for the designer, manufacturer, and user of IR components and systems. Even testing IR systems can be an issue, since the eye is not sensitive to these wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation. This paper will attempt an overview of some of the unique issues associated with infrared systems and is not intended as a complete reference for infrared optical systems. The sited references contain substantial additional information on these and other subjects related to optical and infrared systems.
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Michael E. Couture "Challenges in IR optics", Proc. SPIE 4369, Infrared Technology and Applications XXVII, (10 October 2001);


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