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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1985
  • pp: 1130–1138

Achromatic N-prism beam expanders: optimal configurations

Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 1130-1138 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.24.001130


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Abstract

In this paper, we calculate optimal prism configurations for achromatic N-prism beam expanders of a single material; we argue that for moderate to high magnifications, that is, M ≳ [2 − l/(2N−1− 1)]N, the up-up … up–down configuration is generally optimal, in the sense that it maximizes the transmission for given magnification. We also derive exact expressions for the incidence and apex angles that optimize a nonachromatic N-prism beam expander of arbitrary materials. The use of simple three-prism (up–up–down) and four-prism (up–up–up–down) single-material achromatic beam expanders is suggested for applications requiring compactness, achromaticity, and temperature stability.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: October 18, 1984
Published: April 15, 1985

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Rick Trebino, "Achromatic N-prism beam expanders: optimal configurations," Appl. Opt. 24, 1130-1138 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-24-8-1130

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