Abstract

We introduce a projective athermal chart that is produced as a view plane of the perspective projection of a three-dimensional space consisting of two chromatic dispersive powers and the mean thermal dispersive power. In addition, we show a design method for dual-band optical systems with this chart and a design example of a three-lens optical system operating in the 3–5- and 8–12-µm wavelength bands.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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