Photonics Dictionary Plus
Definitions of terms, abbreviations and acronyms related to photonics technology. This reference is in the form of a wiki, meaning the content can be edited and expanded by members of the photonics community.
In fiber optics, a material whose properties, usually of transmission, are distinctly affected by the absorption of water vapor.
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Maintaining Optical Performance Over Temperature
An optical system is athermalized if its critical performance parameters (such as MTF, BFL, EFL, etc.,) do not change appreciably over the operating temperature range. For rotationally symmetric optical systems, either the lens or the detector moves along the optical axis to maintain optical performance. If the compensating axial motion is accomplished without the use of motors or other active devices, then the optical system is considered passively athermalized. This article will discuss the...
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Spectroscopical Society of Japan
An association providing technical information for the spectroscopy industry.