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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 39, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2000
  • pp: 3232–3242

Imaging with four spherical mirrors

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


Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 19, pp. 3232-3242 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.003232


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Abstract

We investigate unobstructed, plane-symmetric imaging systems of four spherical mirrors. Fifteen parameters are necessary to specify the configuration of such a system. Constraints are determined that ensure that any resultant system possesses a given set of first-order properties. These constraints remove four parameters as available degrees of freedom. To illustrate the efficacy of this design approach, we present two example studies: one for a class of systems with the object at infinity and another for finite-conjugate projection systems. For each study a global optimizer is used as the primary search tool. Example systems from these studies are presented.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

History
Original Manuscript: October 1, 1999
Published: July 1, 2000

Citation
Joseph M. Howard and Bryan D. Stone, "Imaging with four spherical mirrors," Appl. Opt. 39, 3232-3242 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-19-3232

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