San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
11 - 15 August 2019
Course (SC1272)
Mirror System Design with Freeform surfaces
  • Instructor:
  • José Sasián, James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences (United States);
Sunday 11 August 2019
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Member Price $405.00
Non-Member Price $465.00
Student Member Price $261.00
  • Course Level:
  • Intermediate
  • CEU:
  • 0.4
This course provides a primer in mirror system design using freeform surfaces. The course will be of interest to those engineers working with imaging systems which require the use of mirrors as lens systems may not be appropriate. A review of wave aberrations will be given, then a systematic methodology to design unobscured mirror systems will be presented, and a number of examples will be discussed. Ad-hoc freeform surfaces will be explained. The attendees should expect to obtain useful and practical knowledge in mirror system design. Some familiarity with optical design is required.
Learning Outcomes
  • explain imaging aberrations of unobscured mirror systems
  • describe the method of confocal mirror design
  • lay out a confocal mirror system
  • use a freeform surface to correct for field aberrations
  • design a two mirror aplanatic and unobscured system
  • design a three mirror anastigmatic and unobscured system
Scientists, engineers, technicians, or managers who wish to learn more about how to design unobscured mirror imaging systems. Some familiarity with optical design is required.
About the
José Sasián is a professor of optical design at the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. He has been involved with the design, fabrication and testing of lens and mirror systems and has published several papers on the design of unobscured mirror systems. Dr. Sasian is a Fellow of the OSA and SPIE.
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