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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1081–1083

Prism design for image orientation changes by the screw triangle method

Chuang-Yu Tsai, Psang Dain Lin, and Yu-Lung Lo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 10, pp. 1081-1083 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001081


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Abstract

We apply the screw triangle method (STM), which was conventionally used in the field of mechanism design, to design a prism to produce a specified image orientation change (IOC). Compared to existing methods [ Tsai and Lin, Appl. Opt. 45, 3951 (2006) ; Appl. Opt. 46, 3087 (2007) ], the proposed method is both simpler and more efficient, since its derivations are essentially vector-based calculations. The validity of the proposed approach is demonstrated via an illustrative example.

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OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2730) Geometric optics : Matrix methods in paraxial optics
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(230.5480) Optical devices : Prisms

ToC Category:
Geometric optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2008
Published: May 13, 2008

Citation
Chuang-Yu Tsai, Psang Dain Lin, and Yu-Lung Lo, "Prism design for image orientation changes by the screw triangle method," Opt. Lett. 33, 1081-1083 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-10-1081


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