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IR GRIN optics (Conference Presentation)
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Paper Abstract

Graded index (GRIN) optics offer potential for both weight savings and increased performance but have until recently been limited to visible and NIR bands (wavelengths shorter than about 0.9 µm). NRL has developed glass-based IR-GRIN lenses compatible with SWIR-LWIR wavebands. Recent designs show the potential for significant SWaP reduction benefits and improved performance using IR-GRIN lens elements in dual-band, MWIR-LWIR sensors. The SWaP and performance advantages of IR-GRIN lenses in platform-relevant dual-band imagers will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2018
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Proc. SPIE 10746, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XXI, 107460A (17 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2321229
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Shyam S. Bayya, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Daniel Gibson, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Vinh Nguyen, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jasbinder Sanghera, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Mikhail Kotov, KeyW Corp. (United States)
Collin McClain, Univ. Research Foundation (United States)
Jay Vizgaitis, optX Imaging Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10746:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XXI
Cornelius F. Hahlweg; Joseph R. Mulley, Editor(s)

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