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Wide Field Of View Three-Mirror Anastigmat (TMA) Employing Spherical Secondary And Tertiary Mirrors
Author(s): Lacy G. Cook
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Paper Abstract

A new relayed three-mirror anastigmat (TMA) optical form is presented in this paper. Although several variants of the form, are shown, the most interesting is one that utilizes spherical secondary and tertiary mirrors in conjunction with a point testable ellipsoid primary. The designs are especially suited to high aspect ratio line fields of view (FOV). Exceptionally good correction of aberrations and a number of other desirable features principally related to pupil imagery are exhibited for FOVs from 1 X 7 degrees, 1 X 10 degrees, 1 X 12 degrees up to a 30 degree line. The highly practical nature of the form for many applications is established through theory and example.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0766, Recent Trends in Optical Systems Design and Computer Lens Design Workshop, (10 June 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940216
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Lacy G. Cook, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0766:
Recent Trends in Optical Systems Design and Computer Lens Design Workshop
Robert E. Fischer; Carmina Londono, Editor(s)

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