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A new kind of three anastigmatic mirrors system
Author(s): Jun Chang; Zhi-Cheng Weng; Hui-Ling Jiang; Yong-Tian Wang; Xiao-Jie Cong
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the results of the design effort for a new kind of three-mirror anastigmatic system (TMAS) and its tolerance exercise. The system’s focal length is 100mm and the relative aperture is f/10, its total length is nearly f’/3~f’/3.5 and field of view (FOV) is 10° x 1°. The final optical system is a three-mirror unobscured telescope. It achieves diffraction-limited imagery at visible wavelengths. Finally, we can draw two conclusions: 1) design of unobscured optical system is still best approached using fundamental optical design principle; 2) time spent in careful modeling of fabrication, testing will result in more relaxed tolerances and a higher probability of success for the assembled system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5638, Optical Design and Testing II, (10 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.570904
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Jun Chang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Zhi-Cheng Weng, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, CAS (China)
Hui-Ling Jiang, Changchun Institute of Technology (China)
Yong-Tian Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Xiao-Jie Cong, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, CAS (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5638:
Optical Design and Testing II
Yongtian Wang; Zhicheng Weng; Shenghua Ye; Jose M. Sasian, Editor(s)

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