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The NPL Centrax - A New Lens For Photogrammetry
Author(s): J. M. Burch; C. Forno
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Paper Abstract

A monocentric axicon camera has been designed for use in high precision photogrammetry with steel ball or point source targets. An example has been constructed and assembled successfully in a prototype camera body. The axicon patterns which it records remain sharp and symmetrical for all object distances from 300 mm to infinity, over an angular field 40o in diameter. Theoretically the distortion of this camera should be zero, and first measurements indicate that it does not exceed 100 nm across 50 mm plate-width.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0399, Optical System Design, Analysis, and Production, (26 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935461
Show Author Affiliations
J. M. Burch, National Physical Laboratory (England)
C. Forno, National Physical Laboratory (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0399:
Optical System Design, Analysis, and Production
Robert E. Fischer; Philip J. Rogers, Editor(s)

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