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Imaging with multireflection systems of two spherical mirrors
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Paper Abstract

We investigate unobstructed plane-symmetric imaging systems of two spherical mirrors having three- or four-reflections. Geometry constraints are used to ensure that the odd numbered reflections occur on one spherical mirror, and that even numbered reflections occur on a separate spherical mirror. Imaging constraints are used to ensure appropriate first-order behavior. These geometry and imaging constraints eliminate degrees of freedom from the configuration space, thereby simplifying the design process. For the three-reflection systems, the available degrees of freedom are reduced to four, and for four-reflection systems, they are reduced to five. An alternate method using pickup constraints is discussed. Global optimization using simulated annealing is performed, and example systems are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4442, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization IV, (10 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449958
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph M. Howard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bryan D. Stone, The Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4442:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization IV
Jose M. Sasian; Paul K. Manhart, Editor(s)

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