Accession Number : ADA320867

Title :   Adaptive Principle in Optical Instrument Design,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Yin, Chunyong ; Guo, Jihua ; Mao, Wenwei

PDF Url : ADA320867

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The common path concept has been used in optical instrument design for 30 years. In fact, the designer tacitly accepts that the light traverses its path during a time period that is sufficiently short such that the atmospheric state remains the same. Now, while the measurement range is being extended or the perturbation is intensifying, the atmospheric state no longer remains the same in the given time interval, and thus, the common path concept reveals its shortcomings.

Descriptors :   *ADAPTIVE OPTICS, FIBER OPTICS, MIRRORS, NONLINEAR OPTICS, LASER BEAMS, BEAM SPLITTING, OPTICAL INTERFEROMETERS, PERTURBATIONS, TRANSLATIONS, OPTICAL DETECTORS, WAVEFRONTS, CHINA, TELESCOPES, CHINESE LANGUAGE, PRISMS(OPTICS).

Subject Categories : Optics
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE