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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1826–1834

Imaging a point to a line with a single spherical mirror

Joseph M. Howard and Bryan D. Stone  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1826-1834 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.001826


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Abstract

Methods for imaging a single point source to a line image are discussed, and a design study of single spherical mirror systems that form aberration-free line images is presented. An expression for the ray density along the line image is derived for such systems in the cases of (i) uniform beam profiles and (ii) Gaussian beam profiles. The resulting ray density profiles are illustrated for single spherical mirror systems over a wide range of design parameters.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

History
Original Manuscript: July 21, 1997
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 1997
Published: April 1, 1998

Citation
Joseph M. Howard and Bryan D. Stone, "Imaging a point to a line with a single spherical mirror," Appl. Opt. 37, 1826-1834 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-10-1826

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