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Optical design considerations for astronomical and space applications
Author(s): Simon Thibault
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Paper Abstract

Optical design is both an art and a science. There is any computer program that will create lens design without guidance from an optical designer. Understanding the engineering trade-offs will help you choose the right lens design for your application. With the increasing complexity and precision of space-based and astronomical optical system, the effects of the environment upon optical system reliability are becoming more important. Some phenomena pose potential threats to the success of optical instruments. We present some of them.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 103130U (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283826
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Simon Thibault, INO (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10313:
Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging
John C. Armitage, Editor(s)

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