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Optical System With Fiber-Optical Elements
Author(s): Robert Y. Wong; Mohammad R. Jafarpour
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Paper Abstract

A conventional optical system having a low f-number and a wide field of view contains many reflecting and refracting elements. Such a system poses problems in alignment and mechanical stability, especially when operating in sever environments over a wide range of temperature. A fiber bundle designed in the form of a cone with a larger diameter at the entrance than the diameter at the exit transmits and reduces the image size. This permits the use of a simple lens of longer focal length and larger effective aperture. Since there is a net gain in flux per unit area, this system intensifies as well as transmit an image. It also enables the use of detector of smaller size to achieve a higher signal-to-noise ratio.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 1979
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0183, Space Optics II, (27 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957418
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Y. Wong, California State Polytechnic University (United States)
Mohammad R. Jafarpour, California State Polytechnic University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0183:
Space Optics II
Charles L. Wyman, Editor(s)

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