The design of a partially optically stable (POS) reflector system, in which the exit ray direction and image pose are unchanged as the reflector system rotates about a specific directional vector, was presented in an earlier study by the current group [Appl. Phys. B 100, 883–890 (2010)]. The present study further proposes an optically stable image (OSI) reflector system, in which not only is the optical stability property of the POS system retained, but the image position and total ray path length are also fixed. An analytical method is proposed for the design of OSI reflector systems comprising multiple reflectors. The validity of the proposed approach is demonstrated by means of two illustrative examples.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 26, 2013
Published: July 24, 2013
Chung-Yu Tsai, "Design of optically stable image reflector system," Appl. Opt. 52, 5385-5392 (2013)