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Outline of selection processes for black baffle surfaces in optical systems
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Paper Abstract

A general procedure is described for arriving at a correct choice of a black baffle surface in optical systems. It is argued that the selection process is invoked too late in the design of many optical systems or is given only cursory early attention. The advantages of a systems approach to black baffle surface design are briefly discussed. High-level selection issues including wavelengths and wavebands of interest, position of black surfaces in optical systems, general robustness needed for surfaces, environment of the optical system, cost, and schedule are addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1753, Stray Radiation in Optical Systems II, (12 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140712
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Stephen M. Pompea, Gemini 8-Meter Telescopes Project (United States)
Susan H. C. P. McCall, Stellar Optics Labs. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1753:
Stray Radiation in Optical Systems II
Robert P. Breault, Editor(s)

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