Publications:

Dr. William T. Plummer

  1. Palmer, C.H. Optics Experiments and Demonstrations Johns Hopkins University Press, 1962 (Signed sections by W. T. Plummer)

  2. Bottema, M., W. Plummer, and J. Strong, "Water Vapor in the Atmosphere of Venus" Astrophys. J. 139(3), 1021-1022 (1964)

  3. Bottema, M., W. Plummer, J. Strong, and R. Zander, "Composition of the Clouds of Venus" Astrophys. J. 140(4), 1640-1641 (1964)

  4. Bottema, M., W. Plummer, and J. Strong, "A Quantitative Measurement of Water Vapor in the Atmosphere of Venus" Ann. Astrophys. 28(1), 225-228 (1965)

  5. Bottema, M., W. Plummer, J. Strong, and R. Zander, "The Composition of the Venus Clouds and Implications for Model Atmospheres" J. Geophys. Res. 70(17), 4401-4402 (1965)

  6. Plummer, W.T., and J. Strong, "Conditions on the Planet Venus" Astronautica Acta 11(6),375-382 (1965)

  7. Plummer, W.T., "Some Techniques for Cave Exploration" Nat. Spel. Soc. Bul. 28(1),22-37 (1966)

  8. Plummer, W., and J. Strong, "A New Estimate for the Surface Temperatures of Venus" Astrophys. J. 144(1), 422-424 (1966)

  9. Plummer, W.T., "Hot Shadows on Jupiter" Science 153(3742), 1418 (1966)

  10. Plummer, W., and J. Strong, "An Answer to F. D. Drake" Astrophys. J. 149, 463-464 (1967)

  11. Plummer, W.T., "Ghost Lines in Spectra from an Interferometric Hologram" Japan. J. Appl. Phys. 6, 1250-1251 (1967)

  12. Plummer, W.T., and R.H. Hauck, "An Absorption Integral for Planetary Atmospheres" Planet. and Space Sci. 16, 729-736 (1968)

  13. Plummer, W.T., "Venus Clouds: Test for Hydrocarbons"Science 163, 1191-1192 (1969)

  14. Plummer, W.T., "Infrared Reflectivity of Frost and the Venus Clouds" J. Geophys. Res. 74(13), 3331-3336 (1969)

  15. Plummer, W.T., "Near Infrared Reflection Spectra of Artificial Cumulus Clouds"Appl. Optics 8(10), 2079-2081 (1969)

  16. Plummer, W.T., "Infrasonic Resonances in Natural Underground Cavities" J. Acous. Soc. Am. 46(5)(Part 1), 1074-1080 (1969) View as PDF

  17. Plummer, W.T., and R.K. Carson, "Mars: Is the Surface Colored by Carbon Suboxide?"Science 166, 1141-1142 (1969) View as PDF

  18. Plummer, W.T., "The Venus Spectrum: New Evidence for Ice" Icarus 12, 233-237 (1970)

  19. Plummer, W.T., and R.K. Carson, "Venus Clouds: Test for Carbon Suboxide"Astrophys. J. 159(1), 159-163 (1970)

  20. Plummer, W.T., "Theory of the Climbing Knot" Appendix B of "Prusiking", by R. Thrun, pp. 61-74 (Speleo Press, Austin, Texas, 1973) View as PDF

  21. Plummer, W.T., "Focus Screen Optimization" Appl. Optics 14 (11), 2762-2765 (1975)

  22. Plummer, W.T., "Fast Automatic Lens Testing for Extended-Field Image Quality"Appl. Optics 15 (3), 805-810 (1976)

  23. Davidorf, F.H., W. Plummer, and E.H. Land, "Indirect Fundus Camera" Trans. Section on Ophthalmology. American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, 81 (5), 910-911 (1976)

  24. Plummer, W.T., "The Martian Surface: Other Evidence Suggesting Carbon Suboxide" Proc. of Viking Conf. on Simulation of Mars Surface Properties, NASA Ames Research Center (May 5-6, 1977) View as PDF

  25. Plummer, W.T., "Photographic Shutters: Better Pictures with a Reconsideration of Shutter Efficiency" Appl. Optics 16(7), 1914-1917 (1977)

  26. Plummer, W.T., "Unusual Optics of the Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera" Appl. Optics 21(2), 196-202 (1982)

  27. Baker, J.G., S.D. Fantone, and W.T. Plummer, "In Memoriam, Dr. Edwin Herbert Land, May 7, 1909óMarch 1, 1991" Optics & Photonics News 2(5), 5 (May, 1991)

  28. Plummer, W.T., and L. Gardner, "A Mechanically Generated Hologram?" Appl. Optics 31(31), 6585-6588 (1992)

  29. Londoño, C., W.T. Plummer, and P.P. Clark, "Athermalization of a Single-Component Lens with Diffractive Optics"Appl. Optics 32(13) 2295-2302 (1993)

  30. Plummer, W.T., "Precision: How to Achieve a Little More of it, Even after Assembly" in Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, Vol. 1; M. Jamshidi, C. Nguyen, R. Lumia, and J. Yuh, Editors. TSI Press series, proceedings of the World Automation Congress, Albuquerque, NM, pp. 193-198 (1994) View as HTML

  31. Plummer, W.T., "The SX-70 Camera: The Optics" Optics & Photonics News 5(10) 44-48 (Oct., 1994)

  32. Plummer, W.T., "Leaving No Stone Unturned" Optics & Photonics News 5(10) 39 (Oct., 1994)

  33. Plummer, W.T., "A New Optical Illusion?" Optics & Photonics News 6(1) 42-43 (Jan., 1995) View as HTML

  34. Plummer, W.T., J.J. Mader, J.W. Roblee, and J. Van Tassell, "Precision Engineering at Polaroid" Proc. of the Pre-Conf. Day, pp. 24-29,Precision Engineering in Industry -- International State of the Art, Eighth Int. Precision Eng. Seminar, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France; M. Bonis, et al., Ed.(May 15, 1995) View as HTML

  35. Plummer, W.T., "Beyond Raytracing" Engineering Program, Optical Soc. of Am. 1995 Ann.Mtg., pp 307-343 (Sept., 1995) View as HTML

  36. Goodman, D.S., J.W. Roblee, W.T. Plummer, and P.P. Clark, "Multi-Laser Print Head", Proc. SPIE 3430, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization II, 21 pp (July, 1998)

  37. Plummer, W.T., J.G. Baker, and J. Van Tassell, "Photographic Optical Systems Using Nonrotational Aspheric Surfaces" Appl. Optics 38 (16) 3572-3592 (1999)

  38. Clark, P.P., D.S. Goodman, and W.T. Plummer, "Compact Finger Imager", Proc. SPIE 3789, Current Developments in Optical Design & Optical Engineering VIII , 7 pp (July 1999)

  39. Singh, R., A.K. Chin, Q.X. Zu, F. Dabkowski, R. Jollay, D. Bull, J. Fanelli, D.S. Goodman, J. Roblee, and W.T. Plummer, "Description and Applications of High Brightness Multi-Laser-Diode System", Proc. SPIE 3945A, presented at Photonics West, 22-28 Jan. 2000, San Jose, CA (LASE 2000)
     
  40. Plummer, W.T., "Free-Form Optical Components in Some Early Commercial Products", Extended Abstract, Proceedings ASPE Winter Topical Meeting on Free-Form Optics: Design, Fabrication, Metrology, Assembly, pp 68-71 (Feb., 2004) View as HTML
     
  41. Plummer, W.T., "Free-Form Optical Components in Some Early Commercial Products", Proc. SPIE 5865, Tribute to Warren Smith: A Legacy in Lens Design and Optical Engineering, pp 586509-1 to -7 (Aug. 2005)

  42. Plummer, W.T. and S.D. Fantone, "James G. Baker", in Memorial Tributes, Volume 11, National Academy of Engineering (The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 2007), pp. 6-11 View on line)

  43. Plummer, W.T., "A New Way to Mold Lenses with Freeform and Structured Surfaces", Proc. ASPE Spring Topical Meeting on Structured and Freeform Surfaces, pp 11-12 (March 2011) View abstract as HTML
     
  44. Plummer, W.T. "The Origins of Commercial Free-form Optics" SPIE Newsroom (24 May 2016)