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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 891–899

Design of pairs of reflectors

Cristian E. Gutiérrez and Ahmad Sabra  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 891-899 (2014)

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Given a 3D reflecting surface G, which is not necessarily rotationally symmetric, away from a point source, and a direction e, we design a reflecting surface F so that the system (G,F) reflects all rays into the direction e. We also solve the near-field problem when the direction e is replaced by a given point R. The surface F satisfies a system of first-order partial differential equations that can be explicitly solved in terms of G and e. We also apply the same ideas to designing refracting plates, of which the Schmidt corrector plate is an example.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(080.4035) Geometric optics : Mirror system design
(080.4228) Geometric optics : Nonspherical mirror surfaces

ToC Category:
Geometric Optics

Original Manuscript: December 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2014
Published: March 31, 2014

Cristian E. Gutiérrez and Ahmad Sabra, "Design of pairs of reflectors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 891-899 (2014)

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