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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 1990
  • pp: 4608–4613

Envelope mirror: a new concept of focusing reflecting optics

Rosa Weigand and Jose Manuel Guerra  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 31, pp. 4608-4613 (1990)

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A mathematical method of finding a surface that focuses a finite size source has been developed. We show its use solving two particularly simple cases in which we compare the energy efficiency of the new surface to the classical elliptical cavities. In the examples given, the new designs are frequently advantageous.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 20, 1989
Published: November 1, 1990

Rosa Weigand and Jose Manuel Guerra, "Envelope mirror: a new concept of focusing reflecting optics," Appl. Opt. 29, 4608-4613 (1990)

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