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How To Realize A 100 A Bandpass Filter In An F/1 Optical System
Author(s): Martin Baker
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses a novel method for including a 100 Å bandpass filter in an f/l optical system. The system is a gimbaled optical system comprising a video tracker and a laser spot tracker operating at f/l. Conventional spectral beam splitting of these two trackers would be done with a dichroic mirror, resulting in the laser narrow bandpass filter being placed in the f/l converging beam. Because of angle shift characteristics of inter-ference filters, this would require a minimum half power bandwidth of no less than 350 Å. The author shows that a novel filter which is both a bandpass at the laser wavelength and a broad band transmitter at the vidicon response wavelengths can be placed in the entrance pupil of the system. This reduces the incidence angles to a minimum and allows half power bandwidths of less than 100 Å.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0050, Optical Coatings: Applications and Utilization I, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.954114
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Martin Baker, Martin Marietta Aerospace (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0050:
Optical Coatings: Applications and Utilization I
Gary W. DeBell; Douglas H. Harrison, Editor(s)

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