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Design of an anastigmat two-mirror microscope
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Paper Abstract

The generalized Coddington equations from caustic theory, the Abbe sine condition, and the constant optical path length condition have been used to design two-mirror microscope systems. These two-microscope systems are free of two of the three aberrations -- spherical aberration, coma, or astigmatism, depending on which two of the three design conditions are used. The optical performance of the resulting two-microscope systems has been compared to that of the Schwarzschild microscope and the Head microscope. The goal of this study is to identify design methods for reflective systems which will yield diffraction limited performance for large numerical apertures and fields of view. Also, these design methods are being extended to a three-mirror telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2540, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering V, (15 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.219523
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Shao-Hua Chao, Hualien Teachers College (Taiwan)
David L. Shealy, Univ. of Alabama/Birmingham (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2540:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering V
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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