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Optical Engineering

Optical design of Cranz-Schardin cameras
Author(s): Frank K. Lu; X. Liu
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Paper Abstract

Cranz-Schardin cameras are low-cost, high-speed cameras. Although developed over 70 yr ago and available commercially, the design principles are not found in standard texts. Geometric optics are used to develop the design of a Cranz-Schardin camera. The design reveals the tight coupling between the light sources and the rest of the optics. The design of a light power gathering system is also described. The implementation of the design principles is illustrated by an actual camera capable of capturing four frames at a maximum rate of 1,000,000/s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 36(7) doi: 10.1117/1.601400
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 36, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Frank K. Lu, Univ. of Texas (United States)
X. Liu, Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)


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