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Progress in binocular design
Author(s): Konrad Seil
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a review is given about recent problems in binocular design. In particular, the influence of the prism system is discussed and different mounting techniques of prism systems are presented. The effect of antireflection coating of prisms is described. As known since the early 1940s, the rotation of the plane of vibration by total internal reflection at the two roof surfaces causes a loss in resolution and contrast. By a special coating of the roof-edge surfaces this effect can be compensated. MTF-measurements give a quantitative analysis of the effect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1533, Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48843
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Konrad Seil, Swarovski Optik K.G. (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1533:
Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability
Roger A. Paquin; Daniel Vukobratovich, Editor(s)

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