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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1931–1937

Infrared zone-scanning system

Aleksandr Belousov and Gennady Popov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 9, pp. 1931-1937 (2006)

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Challenges encountered in designing an infrared viewing optical system that uses a small linear detector array based on a zone-scanning approach are discussed. Scanning is performed by a rotating refractive polygon prism with tilted facets, which, along with high-speed line scanning, makes the scanning gear as simple as possible. A method of calculation of a practical optical system to compensate for aberrations during prism rotation is described.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.2480) Detectors : FLIR, forward-looking infrared
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: March 4, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2005

Aleksandr Belousov and Gennady Popov, "Infrared zone-scanning system," Appl. Opt. 45, 1931-1937 (2006)

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