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Design and modeling of a dual-magnification Galilean IR telescope and associated focusing optics
Author(s): Muhammad Nadeem Akram; Muhammad Hammad Asghar
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the complete design and modeling of a dual-magnification 8 - 12 μm infrared Galilean telescope along with the associated focusing optics and scanning mechanism is described. Preliminary calculations are done to determine the first-order parameters of the narrow and the wide-field modes. Initially, the telescope (narrow and wide-angle modes) and the focusing optics are designed as individual subsystems. Later, they are combined together and the complete optical system is modelled and optimized as one unit to get the required final performance. It is shown that this final optimization step is very important to access the overall performance of the complete system. We can actually reduce the total number of lenses or the number of conic surfaces used in the final system by modelling and optimizing it as one unit. This reduces the cost and the complexity of the overall system. The final optical designs along with their aberrations curves and MTF plots are presented showing excellent performance in both the high and the low magnification modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4832, International Optical Design Conference 2002, (23 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.486442
Show Author Affiliations
Muhammad Nadeem Akram, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Muhammad Hammad Asghar, Advanced Engineering Research Organization (Pakistan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4832:
International Optical Design Conference 2002
Paul K. Manhart; Jose M. Sasian, Editor(s)

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