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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1974
  • pp: 2064–2066

Aplanatic Two-Mirror Telescopes: a Systematic Study. 1: Cassegrainian Configuration

Charles L. Wyman and Dietrich Korsch  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 2064-2066 (1974)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.13.002064


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Abstract

A systematic performance analysis of aplanatic Cassegrainian telescopes has been accomplished by means of a ray trace program. The results indicate that the available field angle for a given geometric spot size is, to a very close approximation, a function of the relative back focal distance only. Image curvatures, as computed by third-order theory and by the ray trace program, were found to be in very close agreement. Image curvature is plotted as a function of the ray height ratio for a wide range of secondary magnification.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 20, 1973
Published: September 1, 1974

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Charles L. Wyman and Dietrich Korsch, "Aplanatic Two-Mirror Telescopes: a Systematic Study. 1: Cassegrainian Configuration," Appl. Opt. 13, 2064-2066 (1974)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-13-9-2064

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