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Optical Engineering

A High-Resolution In-Line Rapid Wet-Processed Laser Recorder
Author(s): Stephen Corsover; Lawrence Dobbins
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Paper Abstract

A high resolution laser image recorder/processor for reconnaissance applications has been designed with an integral wet film processor providing rapid access to the imagery. This system operates over a wide range of film velocities with nearly instant film velocity change capability. The laser recorder/processor system is described. Specific details are given on the film and processing against a five-second development requirement. The method of obtaining consistent density over a 7 to 1 range of film velocities is explained in detail. A linear or definable density over a range of three density units is achieved with the equipment. Examples of product output are shown, demon-strating its high resolution, high quality, low grain, and large density range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 20(3) doi: 10.1117/12.7972722
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 20, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen Corsover, RCA Government Communications Systems (United States)
Lawrence Dobbins, RCA Government Communications Systems (United States)


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