30, 20, and 10 Years Ago in OPN

Hannah Greenwood

Optics in Desert Storm; Young’s wave theory; the Webb telescope.

November 1991 cover page1991

“The newspaper and television reports of Desert Storm have suggested that electro-optic systems played a key role in the success of that operation … Three basic technologies provided the operational capability observed on nightly television news: the image intensifier devices operating in the visible and near-infrared spectrum, thermal devices operating in the 8-12-μm spectral band, and laser devices. It was a great surprise to many that, in general, these systems operated trouble free.”

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Publish Date: 01 November 2021

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