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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2010
  • pp: 2898–2902

Schmidt camera correctors for large telescopes

Andrea Romoli, Alessandro Zuccaro Marchi, Lisa Gambicorti, and Francesca Simonetti  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 15, pp. 2898-2902 (2010)

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Designing large Schmidt cameras using the polynomial expansion may yield a not-perfect spherical aberration correction. We indicate an alternative method to design the corrector, whose integration in a software package is in progress. The shape of the corrector can be determined with a simple recursive method. The incidence point can also be calculated for any ray, as well as the corresponding unitary vector normal to the surface.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(350.6090) Other areas of optics : Space optics
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: February 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2010
Published: May 17, 2010

Andrea Romoli, Alessandro Zuccaro Marchi, Lisa Gambicorti, and Francesca Simonetti, "Schmidt camera correctors for large telescopes," Appl. Opt. 49, 2898-2902 (2010)

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