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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2896–2899

Assembly of a freeform off-axis optical system employing three φ-polynomial Zernike mirrors

Kyle Fuerschbach, Gregg E. Davis, Kevin P. Thompson, and Jannick P. Rolland  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 10, pp. 2896-2899 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002896


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Abstract

We report on the assembly of an off-axis reflective imaging system employing freeform, φ-polynomial optical surfaces. The sensitivity of the system to manufacturing errors is studied for both a passive and active alignment approach. The as-built system maintains diffraction-limited performance in the long-wave infrared.

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OCIS Codes
(220.1140) Optical design and fabrication : Alignment
(220.1920) Optical design and fabrication : Diamond machining
(080.4228) Geometric optics : Nonspherical mirror surfaces

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: March 5, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2014
Published: May 8, 2014

Citation
Kyle Fuerschbach, Gregg E. Davis, Kevin P. Thompson, and Jannick P. Rolland, "Assembly of a freeform off-axis optical system employing three φ-polynomial Zernike mirrors," Opt. Lett. 39, 2896-2899 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-10-2896


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