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Decade-wide waveband optics
Author(s): Thomas H. Jamieson
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Paper Abstract

Optical chromatism or dispersion, the variation of optical properties with radiation wavelength was discovered by Isaac Newton, who pursued the reflective route to avoid it, whereas Chester Moor Hall and John Dollond, discovered how to overcome it by means of balancing or correction. Chromatic correction implies the use of multiple optical elements of multiple materials in combination, such that their dispersive effects cancel each other.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1998
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3482, International Optical Design Conference 1998, (21 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.322018
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Thomas H. Jamieson, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3482:
International Optical Design Conference 1998
Leo R. Gardner; Kevin P. Thompson, Editor(s)

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