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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1983
  • pp: 1807–1811

Simple flat-field eyepiece

Thomas L. Clarke  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 1807-1811 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.001807


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Abstract

A simple three-element eyepiece is presented which has a zero Petzval sum and is corrected for both longitudinal and lateral color. Following a third-order analysis, results of ray tracing several examples are presented. Designs using a single glass are useful at f/4 and 40°, and multiglass designs can be used at f/3 and 40°. These latter designs also correct the coma of a paraboloidal mirror objective.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 17, 1983
Published: June 15, 1983

Citation
Thomas L. Clarke, "Simple flat-field eyepiece," Appl. Opt. 22, 1807-1811 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-12-1807


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