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
Original Manuscript: April 29, 1991
Published: September 1, 1992
W. LaVaughn Hales, "Optimum Cassegrain baffle systems," Appl. Opt. 31, 5341-5344 (1992)