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Infrared catadioptric lens design considerations
Author(s): Troy A. Palmer
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Paper Abstract

This work focuses on methods used in the mechanical design of infrared catadioptric lenses. Multiple lens designs are presented to allow elaboration on mirror design considerations, alignment, athermal principles, system focusing options and design ruggedization. Catadioptric lenses are commonly used in the infrared as a cost effective solution to their refractive design counterparts. Janos Technology Inc. has designed, fabricated, and tested many catadioptric systems and this paper draws from their history. A summary of the assembly and testing process is also included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5783, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI, (31 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603577
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Troy A. Palmer, Janos Technology Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5783:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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