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Some odd and interesting monocentric designs
Author(s): David Shafer
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Paper Abstract

This paper will be a survey of some designs I did about 30 years ago, where all the surfaces are monocentric or are monocentric with some added flat surfaces. This would seem like a severe design constraint, to have all the surfaces have the same center of curvature, but a surprising number of interesting and useful designs can be done despite that. They are all either catadioptric or all-reflective and range from the very simple to the rather complex. I will first look at designs that are exactly monocentric, and then move on to designs that also have some flat surfaces. In monocentric designs with the stop at the center of curvature and a monocentric image surface, the performance is the same for any field angle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5865, Tribute to Warren Smith: A Legacy in Lens Design and Optical Engineering, 586508 (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.624556
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David Shafer, David Shafer Optical Design (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5865:
Tribute to Warren Smith: A Legacy in Lens Design and Optical Engineering
Robert E. Fischer, Editor(s)

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