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Benefits of a new converging beam scanning method for 8- to 12-um range imaging systems
Author(s): Mark S. Shechterman
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Paper Abstract

Most 8 - 12 micron infrared imaging optical systems consist of a telescope, angular scanner for parallel beams (polygon or nodding mirror type) and a detector lens. The telescope for all magnification modes, and the detector lens system, each one separately, have to be designed close to their diffraction limit over all scanned FOV to withstand the severe resolution requirements of the entire IR system. This fact mandates several aspherical surfaces for the telescope and the detector lens systems, for purposes of residual aberration correction. This paper describes an 8 - 12 micron FLIR in which, owing to the proposed lateral scanner for converging beams, the optical system is reduced to an objective only attached to the proposed lateral scanner which fulfills lateral scanning of the scenery image in the detector plane.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3110, 10th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel, (22 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.281323
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Mark S. Shechterman, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3110:
10th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel
Itzhak Shladov; Stanley R. Rotman, Editor(s)

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