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Nonrotationally Symmetric Systems: A New Problem For Optical Design And Fabrication
Author(s): Berge Tatian
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Paper Abstract

Rotational symmetry in lenses is such a powerfully simplifying property that the consideration of unsymmetric systems for straight imaging applications has rarely been considered. In the past, this natural prejudice has been bolstered by the belief that unsymmetric systems would be impossible to design, or at least impossibly difficult, and even if a design were possible, it probably could not be made. Recent technological advances, such as the computer and the laser, have somewhat weakened such arguments as a rationale for ignoring this problem, however, and some investigations into it are beginning to be carried out.

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Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 0039, Applications of Geometrical Optics II, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953786
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Berge Tatian, Itek Corporation (United States)


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

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