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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Jun. 25, 2009
  • pp: 184–192

Analytic Design Procedure of Three-mirror Telescope Corrected for Spherical Aberration, Coma, Astigmatism, and Petzval Field Curvature

Jong-Ung Lee and Seung-Moon Yu  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 184-192 (2009)


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Abstract

There are total eight degrees of freedom in designing a three-mirror system. If we correct four kinds of third order aberrations and the system should have the specified effective focal length, the remaining three degrees of freedom can be used for selecting a suitable configuration for a specific application. We suggest an analytic design procedure for a three-mirror telescope system which has a suitably sized secondary mirror and proper separations between mirrors, and is corrected for four kinds of third order aberrations, spherical aberration, coma, astigmatism, and field curvature. Two design examples are shown. One has a compact configuration with off-axial field, the other has relatively long configuration with annular ring field.

© 2009 Optical Society of Korea

OCIS Codes
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(350.6090) Other areas of optics : Space optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2009
Published: June 25, 2009

Citation
Jong-Ung Lee and Seung-Moon Yu, "Analytic Design Procedure of Three-mirror Telescope Corrected for Spherical Aberration, Coma, Astigmatism, and Petzval Field Curvature," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 13, 184-192 (2009)
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