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First Peruvian binoculars
Author(s): Guillermo Baldwin; Franco Gonzales; Carlos Pérez S.
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Paper Abstract

In Peru, as in almost all Latin America, precision optical industry is almost null. One reason is the scarcity of human and technological resources. But, a few years ago, a masters and diploma university program in optical engineering was started in our university: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú1 (PUCP) in Lima. Also, an optical shop on precision optics was implemented. Some students were trained at CIO in Leon, Mexico. In order to motivate optical business startups in Peru we planned to show some possibilities of optical devices fabrication trough doing prototypes. So, we started doing a small reflective telescope for moon observation2, 3, where mirror and ocular polishing and opto-mechanics had priority. Aluminum evaporation was included. Now, we do a new step developing a binocular, as we know, it never was made before in Peru. This work includes the binocular geometric optics and opto-mechanical designs, the ocular manufacturing, and the binocular characterization of an 8x35 binocular for amateur observation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10590, International Optical Design Conference 2017, 1059027 (27 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2299567
Show Author Affiliations
Guillermo Baldwin, Pontificia Univ. Católica del Perú (Peru)
Franco Gonzales, Pontificia Univ. Católica del Perú (Peru)
Carlos Pérez S., Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10590:
International Optical Design Conference 2017
Peter P. Clark; Julius A. Muschaweck; Richard N. Pfisterer; John R. Rogers, Editor(s)

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