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A New Approach To The Design Of Very High Resolution, Wide Angle Imaging Systems -- Aspheric Correctors Without Rotational Symmetry For A One-Dimensional Field-Of-View System
Author(s): David L. Fried
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Paper Abstract

Part of the work done under an Air Force contract, and previously under Lockheed's internal funds, has been to find an optical system covering ten's of degrees with arc-seconds resolution. Since we only required a one-dimensional field-of-view, we allowed nonrotational symmetric figuring! Thus we could design an f/2 refractive-corrector-Schmidt-type system that would meet re-quirements. It is a factor of 10 better than a standard Schmidt. The same principle allows a reflective-corrector-Schmidt with better performance than a standard Schmidt. We have analyzed a variety of multiple corrector configurations with outstanding performance, including an f/2 all-reflective system that fully meets requirements, and an f/l. 3 three-refractive-corrector system that exceeds resolution requirements by almost an order of magnitude.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 0039, Applications of Geometrical Optics II, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953783
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David L. Fried, Optical Science Consultants (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0039:
Applications of Geometrical Optics II
Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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