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Hybrid optics in dual-waveband infrared systems
Author(s): A. P. Wood; Philip J. Rogers; Patrick B. Conway; Paul Antony Manning
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Paper Abstract

The diffraction-based performance limitations of dual waveband infrared systems which incorporate hybrid refractive-diffractive lenses are examined. These limitations must be understood in order to identify the key trade-offs and optimize the design of the diffractive element. The correction of chromatic aberration is considered and the range of conditions under which hybrid solutions offer an advantage is established. A dual waveband hybrid objective lens for an uncooled staring array camera has been designed, manufactured and evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3482, International Optical Design Conference 1998, (21 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.322063
Show Author Affiliations
A. P. Wood, Pilkington Optronics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Philip J. Rogers, Pilkington Optronics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Patrick B. Conway, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)
Paul Antony Manning, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)

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

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