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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 1999
  • pp: 6050–6054

n-Hindle-sphere arrangement with an exact ray trace for testing hyperboloid convex mirrors

María E. Percino-Zacarias and Alberto Cordero-Dávila  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 28, pp. 6050-6054 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.006050


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Abstract

We present calculations with an exact ray trace to determine the dimensions that define one or two Hindle spheres, since the paraxial theory is incongruent for convex hyperboloid mirrors with small f numbers. The equations are generalized to calculate the dimensions of n Hindle spheres, since in this way it is possible to reduce the dimensions of the spheres more. Actual calculations are done for the secondary mirrors of the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla and Large Milimetric Telescopes; experimental results are shown for the latter.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 5, 1999
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 1999
Published: October 1, 1999

Citation
María E. Percino-Zacarias and Alberto Cordero-Dávila, "n-Hindle-sphere arrangement with an exact ray trace for testing hyperboloid convex mirrors," Appl. Opt. 38, 6050-6054 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-28-6050


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