Methods for imaging a single point source to a line image are discussed, and a design study of single spherical mirror systems that form aberration-free line images is presented. An expression forthe ray density along the line image is derived for such systems in the cases of (i) uniform beam profiles and (ii) Gaussian beam profiles. The resulting ray density profiles are illustrated for single spherical mirror systems over a wide range of design parameters.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
Joseph M. Howard and Bryan D. Stone, "Imaging a Point to a Line with a Single Spherical Mirror," Appl. Opt. 37, 1826-1834 (1998)