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Design of an infrared four-mirror optical system with large relative aperture
Author(s): Bin Cong; Zheng Wu
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Paper Abstract

Reflective optics is used widely in optical systems for their achromatization, large aperture and lightweight compared with refractive systems. An infrared four-mirror optical system with large relative aperture working in the 7.7~10.3 micron long wavelength infrared band is designed by using four reflective mirrors. The design principle, design results are described in this paper. The system has a circinal wide field of view with 1.5°×1.5°. The MTF of the system is diffraction-limited and the distortion is less than 1.0%. The ratio of focal length to total length is about 1/1.04,so the structure of the system is compact. The image quality is evaluated for each field, which shows that the design makes a good system with high image quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9522, Selected Papers from Conferences of the Photoelectronic Technology Committee of the Chinese Society of Astronautics 2014, Part II, 952205 (13 April 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2175662
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Bin Cong, Chinese People's Liberation Army (China)
Zheng Wu, Chinese People's Liberation Army (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9522:
Selected Papers from Conferences of the Photoelectronic Technology Committee of the Chinese Society of Astronautics 2014, Part II
Xiangwan Du; Jennifer Liu; Dianyuan Fan; Jialing Le; Yueguang Lv; Jianquan Yao; Weimin Bao; Lijun Wang, Editor(s)

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