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Design and construction of a short-wave infrared 3.3X continuous zoom lens
Author(s): Craig Olson; Tim Goodman; Chris Addiego; Steve Mifsud
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Paper Abstract

We present the definition, design, and construction of a 3.3X continuous-zoom short-wave infrared (SWIR) telephoto lens. Compared to visible and mid-wave infrared lenses, defining the appropriate lens requirements of short-wave lenses have some different trade-offs in terms of balancing radiometry and optimum focal plane sampling. In addition, the design process of optimizing a visible zoom design form of given first-order properties to work in the SWIR band reveals some challenges in glass selection and subsequent aberration balancing. A comparison of the actual measured MTF performance of a prototype lens shows reasonable performance compared to the design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010, 76522A (9 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.868497
Show Author Affiliations
Craig Olson, L-3 Communications Sonoma EO (United States)
Tim Goodman, L-3 Communications Sonoma EO (United States)
Chris Addiego, L-3 Communications Sonoma EO (United States)
Steve Mifsud, L-3 Communications Sonoma EO (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7652:
International Optical Design Conference 2010
Julie Bentley; Anurag Gupta; Richard N. Youngworth, Editor(s)

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