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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2008
  • pp: 4158–4163

Design of optically stable reflector systems and prisms

Chuang-Yu Tsai and Psang Dain Lin  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 22, pp. 4158-4163 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.004158


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Abstract

Utilizing an image orientation change merit function, we prove the finding of Schweitzer et al. [Appl. Opt. 37, 5190 (1998)] that only two types of optically stable reflector system exist, namely, preserving or retroreflecting. We also present an analytical method for designing optically stable reflector systems comprising multiple reflectors. It is shown that an infinite number of solutions can be obtained for systems comprising more than three reflectors. Furthermore, it is shown that by adding two parallel refracting flat boundary surfaces at the entrance and exit positions of the light ray in an optical system with multiple reflectors, an optically stable prism can be obtained.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(230.5480) Optical devices : Prisms
(080.4035) Geometric optics : Mirror system design

ToC Category:
Geometric optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2008
Published: July 29, 2008

Citation
Chuang-Yu Tsai and Psang Dain Lin, "Design of optically stable reflector systems and prisms," Appl. Opt. 47, 4158-4163 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-22-4158

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