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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 16195–16201

The characteristics of compound diffractive telescope

Hua Liu, Zhenwu Lu, Jinying Yue, and Honxin Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 16195-16201 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.016195


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Abstract

Compound diffractive telescope is a new type of space optical system. It applies the structure of compound eyes into diffractive telescopes. With the help of diffractive optical element, the optical system could become lighter in weight, lower in cost, and looser in sensitivity to manufacturing tolerance. And with the help of compound eyes structure, the field of view is expanded. A demonstrated system of compound diffractive telescope is given. It is composed of one 50mm aperture primary diffractive lens and twenty-one eyepieces. The characteristics of the system are analysed by testing its star image and resolution. It is shown that the whole system can provide about diffraction limit imaging within 4.2 degree field of view.

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OCIS Codes
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: July 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2008
Published: September 26, 2008

Citation
Hua Liu, Zhenwu Lu, Jinying Yue, and Honxin Zhang, "The characteristics of compound diffractive telescope," Opt. Express 16, 16195-16201 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-20-16195


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