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Optical Scanning Probe Technology (Tutorial)
Author(s): Martin Shenker
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Paper Abstract

An optical scanning probe is essentially a TV camera lens that provides three angular motions of the line of sight through motions of internal components. Although probes usually have an extremely small entrance pupil, on the order of one millimeter or less, the unique requirements of their use with scale models in simulators causes a significant optical design problem. The designer must provide high image quality in a system operating over a broad spectral range, with a large field of view, having unusual re-quirements for extreme depth of field. These problems and some of the solutions that have been achieved are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1975
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0059, Simulators and Simulation II: Design, Applications and Techniques, (1 September 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954359
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Martin Shenker, Farrand Optical Company, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0059:
Simulators and Simulation II: Design, Applications and Techniques
Frank Lewandowski, Editor(s)

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