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High-magnification zoom lenses for 3- to 5-μm applications
Author(s): R. Lawrence Sinclair
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Paper Abstract

Over the past twenty years numerous papers and patents have reported on the design of infrared zoom lenses for a variety of civilian and military applications. The vast majority of these lenses have been afocal 8 - 12 micrometer zoom lenses with magnification ratios of five to twenty. With the advancement of 3 - 5 micrometer staring focal plane array technology a growing demand has emerged for a compact imaging 3 - 5 micrometer zoom lens. To meet this demand a variety of such zoom lenses have been designed which support image formats of over 10 mm diagonal. In this paper the preliminary design of a high magnification 3 - 5 micrometer zoom lens is described. Infrared system modeling, detailed lens performance and manufacturing issues are reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3429, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VII, (29 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328533
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R. Lawrence Sinclair, Wescam Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3429:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VII
Alson E. Hatheway; Robert E. Fischer; Malachy McConnell; Lawrence M. Germann; Lawrence M. Germann; Alson E. Hatheway; Malachy McConnell; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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