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Non-Image-Forming Optical Components
Author(s): P. R. Yoder
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we review the geometrical characteristics of optical components such as plane-parallel plates, flat mirrors, and prisms that serve extremely useful purposes in optical instruments, but nominally do not contribute optical power and, hence, cannot form images by themselves. The principal uses of such components as windows; filters; reticles; beam-folding optics; beamsplitters/combiners; image erectors, rotators and scanners; etc. are addressed. Representative configurations for these components and typical designs for mounting them into common types of instruments also are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 1985
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0531, Geometrical Optics, (26 July 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946514
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P. R. Yoder, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0531:
Geometrical Optics
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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