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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1950
  • pp: 412–414

On the Design of Wide Angle Schmidt Optical Systems

ERIC M. WORMSER  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 40, Issue 7, pp. 412-414 (1950)

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A method of balancing the optical aberrations over a wide angular field of a Schmidt optical system is described. This design method is demonstrated for a Schmidt optical system of focal ratio F:0.7 and covering an angular field of 40°. The reduction in off-axis secondary aberrations is obtained by computing a “wide angle” aspheric corrector plate through the use of “Lucy’s Approximate Method” instead of using the conventional “exact equations.”

ERIC M. WORMSER, "On the Design of Wide Angle Schmidt Optical Systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 40, 412-414 (1950)

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