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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 31, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 1992
  • pp: 5341–5344

Optimum Cassegrain baffle systems

W. LaVaughn Hales  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 25, pp. 5341-5344 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.005341


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Abstract

Formulas are developed for the precise calculation of optimum stray-light baffles for Cassegrain optical systems, including systems having extreme optical curvatures such as those in infrared missile guidance systems. Minimum diffraction and maximum optical efficiency are the primary considerations.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 1991
Published: September 1, 1992

Citation
W. LaVaughn Hales, "Optimum Cassegrain baffle systems," Appl. Opt. 31, 5341-5344 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-25-5341


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References

  1. T. R. Stoever, Genesee Optics Software, Inc., 3136 Winton Road S., Rochester, N.Y. 14623 (personal communication, 1991).
  2. A. T. Young, “Design of Cassegrain light shields,” Appl. Opt. 6, 1063–1067 (1967). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. H. L. Pearson, “Formulas from algebra, trigonometry and analytic geometry,” in Handbook of Applied Mathematics, 2nd ed., C. E. Pearson, ed. (Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1983), p. 14.

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