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Specifying The Visual Optical System
Author(s): B. H. Walker
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a cursory discussion of the visual optical system, its principal characteristics and the means by which they may be specified. A typical visual system will be discussed in detail, illustrating the required breakdown of its specification into two major areas, basic optical characteristics and system image quality. Consideration of the test procedures that will be precipitated by an unduly comprehensive specification leads to a discussion of those characteristics requiring actual testing vs. those that may be adequately proven by design calculations and documentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1979
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0181, Contemporary Optical Systems and Components Specifications, (7 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957345
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B. H. Walker, Kollmorgen Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0181:
Contemporary Optical Systems and Components Specifications
Robert E. Fischer, Editor(s)

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