1 October 2004 Wide-angle decentered lens beam steering for infrared countermeasures applications
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A beam-steering system consisting of three cemented achromatic doublets is presented. Intended for use in IR countermeasure applications, our system is designed to operate over the 2- to 5-μm spectrum with minimum angular dispersion. We show that dispersion can be minimized by using doublet lenses fashioned from AMTIR-1 and germanium. Our system is designed to be compact and lightweight, with no internal foci, while allowing steering to ±22.5 deg. We also maintain a minimum 2-in. clear aperture for all steering angles, and a nominal divergence of 1 mrad. Plane wave and Gaussian beam analyses of our system are presented.
Jennifer L. Gibson, Bradley D. Duncan, Edward A. Watson, John S. Loomis, "Wide-angle decentered lens beam steering for infrared countermeasures applications," Optical Engineering 43(10), (1 October 2004). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1789137
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