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Compact Refractor Telescopes For The Thermal Infrared
Author(s): Iain A. Neil
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Paper Abstract

A growing market for thermal imaging systems has led to a demand for various new types of high performance refractor telescopes. Many system applications impose space constraints which require telescopes with a short overall length and minimum objective aperture oversize. By using high order aspheric surfaces and optical materials other than germanium it is possible to produce telescope designs which are compact and offer other attractive features. One such telescope design is described in detail, the emphasis being placed on the optical design and its effects on different system configurations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1982
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 0330, Optical Systems Engineering II, (27 May 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.934253
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Iain A. Neil, Barr & Stroud Ltd. (Scotland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0330:
Optical Systems Engineering II
Paul R. Yoder, Editor(s)

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