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Comparison of four midwave (3-5 µm) f2 objectives in the sense of their thermal performance
Author(s): Altug Uçar; Kutlu Demir Kandemir; Sule Sendogdu Yilmaz
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Paper Abstract

Passive athermalization of infrared (IR) imager objectives such as thermal goggles and binoculars which are exposed to variable atmospheric conditions is a critical issue. In this study, an athermal 50 mm f2 midwave objective design is compared with three similar commercially available objectives in terms of modulation transfer function (MTF) in Nyquist frequency under varying temperature conditions. The test setup constructed to enable the experimental comparison and the test process utilized are described. Finally, the results obtained are comparatively evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7660, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVI, 76602A (3 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858103
Show Author Affiliations
Altug Uçar, TÜBITAK SAGE (Turkey)
Kutlu Demir Kandemir, TÜBITAK SAGE (Turkey)
Sule Sendogdu Yilmaz, TÜBITAK SAGE (Turkey)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7660:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVI
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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