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History of infrared optics
Author(s): R. Barry Johnson; Chen Feng
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Paper Abstract

A review of the development of infrared optics is presented in the context of its relationship with the overall evolution of infrared technology. Significant events in optics, detectors, materials, systems, etc. are summarized in a chart that spans the time period from 1829 to the present. Numerous references and examples of optical systems are included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 10260, Infrared Optical Design and Fabrication: A Critical Review, 1026002 (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48442
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R. Barry Johnson, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Chen Feng, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10260:
Infrared Optical Design and Fabrication: A Critical Review
Rudolf Hartmann; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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