Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
2016 Photonics Buyers' Guide Clearance! – Use Coupon Code FC16 to save 60%!
share
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Optics that Fit

Photonics Spectra
Apr 2001
Conformal optics technology enables window shapes that conform to an application, not to conventional optical limitations.

Robert R. Shannon, James P. Mills, Harvey M. Pollicove, Patrick A. Trotta and L.N. Durvasula

The optical dome conventionally used on the front end of a missile is a section of a sphere, because spherical optical design and fabrication are well-understood. Such blunt forms, however, produce considerable aerodynamic drag.

Replacing a spherical front end with a more aerodynamically efficient form, such as an ellipsoid, significantly increases speed or range for a given amount of propulsion energy expended...


Comments
Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top

Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2016 Photonics Media
x Subscribe to Photonics Spectra magazine - FREE!