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Dual-aperture optical system for infrared camera
Author(s): Kim-Hwee Lee
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Paper Abstract

Conventional IR optical systems with high magnification and switchable FOBs suffer form strong unwanted Narcissus effect. This is mainly caused by retro-reflections from the objective lens back to the detector plane. In this project, a new dual aperture optical configuration has been developed to reduce substantially the Narcissus effect while maintaining good optical performance. A design example is presented in this paper. The relative Narcissus Induced Temperature is reduced from about 1.4 degree C to about 0.1 degree C, thus enhancing the detection range of the IR system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3898, Photonic Systems and Applications in Defense and Manufacturing, (4 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368511
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Kim-Hwee Lee, Chartered Electro-Optics Pte Ltd. (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3898:
Photonic Systems and Applications in Defense and Manufacturing
Yee Loy Lam; Koji Ikuta; Metin S. Mangir, Editor(s)

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