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Hybrid refractive/diffractive optical system design for light and compact uncooled longwave infrared imager
Author(s): Hu Wang; Yu Bai; Jianjun Luo
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Paper Abstract

Compares with traditional optics,the difractive optical element(DOE) has unique property of minus dispersion.The special state can be used in the optical system to improve performance,lighten weight and reduce volume effectively.In the paper,an infrared optical system with DOE for LWIR thermal imager is proposed.The primary optical parameters of thermal imager are wavelength range 8.0- 12.0μm,effective focal length (EFL) 150 mm,f/numbe 1.0 and field of view 8.58 degrees.The system uses uncooled infrared detector with 320×240 pixels and 45μm pixel size. The f/number matches the sensitivity range of detector array. The infrared optical system is designed by CODE-V optical design software.It is consisted of two lens,the materials of the two lenses are Germanium.The DOE is fabricated on the convex of the first lens and it can be fabricated by diamond turning technology.The imaging quafity of the optical system approached to diffraction limit.The value of modulation transfer function (MTF) at Nyquist frequency(11lp/mm) is great than 0.78.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8416, 6th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Advanced Optical Manufacturing Technologies, 84162N (16 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.975749
Show Author Affiliations
Hu Wang, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Yu Bai, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Jianjun Luo, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8416:
6th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Advanced Optical Manufacturing Technologies
Li Yang; Eric Ruch; Shengyi Li, Editor(s)

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