OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America

Journal of the Optical Society of America

  • Vol. 48, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1958
  • pp: 365–370

Effects of Elastic Distortion of Rotating Mirrors on Time Resolution in Smear Cameras

T. E. HOLLAND and W. C. DAVIS  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 48, Issue 6, pp. 365-370 (1958)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.48.000365


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (903 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The basic relations for the rotating mirror smear camera are reviewed and expressions are obtained for the maximum time resolution obtainable in systems uncorrected for the elastic distortion of the mirror surface. Instrumentation for the measurement of the surface distortion at high speed is described and data are reported for rotating rectangular parallelepipeds as a function of size and width-to-thickness ratio. The central sections of the mirrors deform cylindrically, the power varying nearly with the square of the peripheral speed. The distortion effects can be almost completely compensated by the introduction of negative astigmatism into the system. An auxiliary optical system is described which aids in the adjustment of the corrector lens to obtain optimum resolution. A corrected system in current use has a time resolution of 10-8 sec with relative aperture ƒ6.

Citation
T. E. HOLLAND and W. C. DAVIS, "Effects of Elastic Distortion of Rotating Mirrors on Time Resolution in Smear Cameras," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 365-370 (1958)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-48-6-365


Sort:  Author  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. W. E. Buck, Rev. Sci. Instr. 25, 115 (1954).
  2. Mueller, Best, Jackson, and Singletary, Nucleonics 10, 53 (1952); Cladis, Jones, and Wickersheim, Rev. Sci. Instr. 27, 83 (1956).
  3. B. Brixner, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 45, 876 (1955).
  4. B. Brixner, Proceedings of the Third International Congress on High Speed Photography, edited by R. B. Collins, (Butterworth Scientific Publications, London, 1957), p. 289 ff; H. Edels and D. Whittaker, J. Sci. Instr. 32, 103 (1955).
  5. J. D. Owen and R. M. Davies, Nature 164, 752 (1949).
  6. J. Strong, Procedures in Experimental Physics (Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, 1938), p. 69; T. E, Holland, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 46, 1090 (1956).
  7. W. C. Davis, Rev. Sci. Instr. 28, 577 (1957).
  8. Reference 4, p. 319 ff.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited