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Terminology And Specifications - Some Unclear Aspects Of Optics
Author(s): William H. Price
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Paper Abstract

In order to obtain the lens you want, or to design the lens desired by a customer, whichever end you're on, the lens must be thoroughly specified. Not only that, but the specifications must be understood the same by all parties involved. Unfortunately, even though most terminology related to lens specifications and tolerances is well defined, there is still much ambiguity and lack of care in the use of these terms. In addition there are many terms that are not universally used with a single meaning. This paper discusses some of the ambiguities and inconsistencies, with the aim of emphasizing the need for adequate definitions and standardized usage of optical terminology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0054, Effective Systems Integration and Optical Design I, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.954225
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William H. Price, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0054:
Effective Systems Integration and Optical Design I
Gary W. Wilkerson; Robert Poindexter, Editor(s)

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