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Optical design and specification of telecentric optical systems
Author(s): Michael A. Pate
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Paper Abstract

The optical design of telecentric optical systems is not a well known or published area of the optical design field. This paper is intended as a partial remedy for these deficiencies. The property of telecentricity will be defined and the use of telecentric optical systems will be discussed. This paper will recommend a standard method of telecentric lens description, quantification, specification, and terminology. Telecentric optical design challenges, difficulties, and recommendations will be discussed. Finally, a complete telecentric optical system design specifications will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3482, International Optical Design Conference 1998, (21 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.322029
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Michael A. Pate, Hewlett-Packard Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3482:
International Optical Design Conference 1998
Leo R. Gardner; Kevin P. Thompson, Editor(s)

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