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Applications of diffractive optics to uncooled infrared imagers
Author(s): J. Allen Cox
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Paper Abstract

Two recent demonstrations of diffractive optics for uncooled staring 8 - 12 micrometers infrared imagers are reviewed and critically examined. Although each demonstration by itself yielded impressive results, when viewed from a broader system standpoint and considering current state-of-the-art in uncooled detector arrays, it is concluded that there is not a compelling reason to use diffractive elements in current systems. Alternatives are suggested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1540, Infrared Technology XVII, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48767
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J. Allen Cox, Honeywell Systems and Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1540:
Infrared Technology XVII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Scholl; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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