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Optical design of a panoramic, wide spectral band, infrared fisheye lens
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Paper Abstract

Refractive infrared optical designs have traditionally covered modest FOVs in one spectral band. The design of a fast, extreme fisheye lens imaging 360° azimuth by 120° elevation over the full 3-12 micron band is described. The various relevant tradeoffs that were explored are detailed and the advantages and disadvantages of each approach are discussed. In particular, the applicability of reflective and diffractive solutions is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6342, International Optical Design Conference 2006, 63421P (18 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692310
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Harvey M. Spencer, DRS Sensors and Targeting Systems (United States)
J. Michael Rodgers, Optical Research Associates (United States)
Jeffrey M. Hoffman, Optical Research Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6342:
International Optical Design Conference 2006
G. Groot Gregory; Joseph M. Howard; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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