1 February 2006 Design of infrared afocal zoom system
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Proceedings Volume 6034, ICO20: Optical Design and Fabrication; 603420 (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.668175
Event: ICO20:Optical Devices and Instruments, 2005, Changchun, China
The design method and result are described for an infrared afocal zoom system. Its zoom ratio is 4, and the corresponding field of view is 3°~12°. The working waveband is from 7.5μm to 10.5μm, and its total length is required to be no more than 350mm. The final optical system consists of 7 elements, with aspheric surfaces and a diffractive optical element. It achieves diffraction-limited imaging at the far infrared waveband. Two conclusions can be drawn from the design. (1) Using diffractive optical elements in the design of an infrared optical system is an effective approach to control color aberrations, which eliminates the need to use exotic and expensive materials and helps to reduce the cost of the system; (2) Functions such as changing the field-of-view, focusing for objects at finite distances and athermalizing the system can be achieved by axially moving a single element in the system.
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Jun Chang, Jun Chang, Zhicheng Weng, Zhicheng Weng, Yongtian Wang, Yongtian Wang, Huilin Jiang, Huilin Jiang, Xiaojie Cong, Xiaojie Cong, } "Design of infrared afocal zoom system", Proc. SPIE 6034, ICO20: Optical Design and Fabrication, 603420 (1 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668175; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.668175


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