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Design of a compact objective for SWIR applications
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Paper Abstract

Lately the short-wave infrared (SWIR) has become very important due to the recent appearance on the market of the small detectors with a large focal plane array. Military applications for SWIR cameras include handheld and airborne systems with long range detection requirements, but where volume and weight restrictions must be considered. In this paper we present three different designs of telephoto objectives that have been designed according to three different methods. Firstly the conventional method where the starting point of the design is an existing design. Secondly we will face design starting from the design of an aplanatic system. And finally the simultaneous multiple surfaces (SMS) method, where the starting point is the input wavefronts that we choose. The designs are compared in terms of optical performance, volume, weight and manufacturability. Because the objectives have been designed for the SWIR waveband, the color correction has important implications in the choice of glass that will be discussed in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8167, Optical Design and Engineering IV, 81670K (21 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897283
Show Author Affiliations
Jose M. Infante Herrero, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Indra Sistemas, S.A. (Spain)
Marta C. de la Fuente, Indra Sistemas, S.A. (Spain)
Wang Lin, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Juan Carlos Miñano Dominguez, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Pablo Benítez, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Guillermo Biot, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Hammed Ahmadpanahi, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Andres F. Cifuentes, SECPhO (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8167:
Optical Design and Engineering IV
Jean-Luc M. Tissot; Laurent Mazuray; Rolf Wartmann; Jeffrey M. Raynor; Andrew Wood, Editor(s)

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