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  • 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)

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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)

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  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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