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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2001
  • pp: 3215–3219

Design of null lenses for testing of elliptical surfaces

Yeon Soo Kim, Byoung Yoon Kim, and Yun Woo Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 19, pp. 3215-3219 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.003215


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Abstract

Null lenses are designed for testing the oblate elliptical surface that is the third mirror of the off-axis three-mirror anastigmatic camera used for remote sensing. Modifying the conventional autostigmatic and autocollimation types of null lenses yields a mixed-type design that has a small annular flat mirror and high sensitivity. Detailed analyses of the sensitivity of the mixed-type null lens system with changes in each surface parameter are described.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3620) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Lens system design
(220.1250) Optical design and fabrication : Aspherics
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing
(350.6090) Other areas of optics : Space optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 31, 2000
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2001
Published: July 1, 2001

Citation
Yeon Soo Kim, Byoung Yoon Kim, and Yun Woo Lee, "Design of null lenses for testing of elliptical surfaces," Appl. Opt. 40, 3215-3219 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-19-3215


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