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Optical Engineering

Infrared Upconversion for Astronomy
Author(s): Robert W. Boyd
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Paper Abstract

The field of infrared upconversion for astronomy is reviewed. The basic theory of upconversion is presented, along with a brief historical summary of upconversion techniques. Several investigators have employed upconverters in astronomical studies, but have met with only modest success. Upconversion will become a useful detection method for astronomy only if substantial but perhaps forseeable improvements can be realized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1977
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 16(6) doi: 10.1117/12.7972162
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 16, Issue 6
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Robert W. Boyd, University of California (United States)

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