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Let's Keep It Simple
Author(s): E. K. Thorburn
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Paper Abstract

In this day of the high speed computer with automatic optimizing programs, many optical designers are prone to forget that there are some simple approaches to the solution of optical design problems. One of these simple concepts is that of the concentric optical system. Some novel applications of this principle, to achieve diffraction limited performance for flying spot recording and readout are discussed, along with possible applications to a unique infrared optical system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1966
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0004, Geometric Optics I, (1 September 1966); doi: 10.1117/12.970969
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E. K. Thorburn, Optical Instruments Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0004:
Geometric Optics I

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