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Comparison of the thermal effects on LWIR optical designs utilizing different infrared optical materials
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Paper Abstract

The growing demand for lower cost infrared sensors and cameras has focused attention on the need for low cost optics for the long wave and mid-wave infrared region. The thermal properties of chalcogenides provide benefits for optical and optomechanical designers for the athermalization of lens assemblies as compared to Germanium, Zinc Selenide and other more common infrared materials. This investigation reviews typical infrared materials’ thermal performance and the effects of temperature on the optical performance of lens systems manufactured from various optical materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9070, Infrared Technology and Applications XL, 90702E (24 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2050686
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Jeremy Huddleston, LightPath Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Alan Symmons, LightPath Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Ray Pini, LightPath Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9070:
Infrared Technology and Applications XL
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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