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A polarization fidelity tracking mount optical geometry and comparison with Az El mount: polarization and throughput modeling using ZEMAX
Author(s): Richard F. Horton
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Paper Abstract

The "Polarization Fidelity" Tracking Mount Optical Geometry describes an Az El tracking mount and relay mirror geometry, which maintains a high degree of polarization fidelity for a telescope image, passing through the gimbal, to a stationary sensor package outside the mount. The paper models and compares this geometry to an standard Az El mount using ZEMAX.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6342, International Optical Design Conference 2006, 63422I (20 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692209
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Richard F. Horton, ad hoc Optics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6342:
International Optical Design Conference 2006
G. Groot Gregory; Joseph M. Howard; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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