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The wavefront aberrations in off-axis spherical mirror with object point or image point
Author(s): Armando Gómez-Vieyra; Daniel Malacara-Hernández; Julio Cesar Hidalgo-González; Carlos A. Vargas
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Paper Abstract

In the current retinal imaging systems, laser cavities or astronomical spectroscopes, there is the need to employ off-axis reflective systems. These systems often use different configuration where the object or image could be at finite distances or at infinity with respect to the spherical mirrors. In this work, expressions for the wavefront aberrations in an off-axis spherical mirror with image point or object point from different cases are presented, analyzed and evaluated. Assuming a relatively small pupil and a small angle of incidence, these formulas are derived from the optical path difference between a reference surface (paraboloid, ellipsoid or hyperboloid), and a sphere. They can be used to design and analyze some off-axis reflective systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8550, Optical Systems Design 2012, 85501L (18 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.981208
Show Author Affiliations
Armando Gómez-Vieyra, Univ. Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico)
Daniel Malacara-Hernández, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Julio Cesar Hidalgo-González, Univ. Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico)
Carlos A. Vargas, Univ. Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8550:
Optical Systems Design 2012
Laurent Mazuray; Daniel G. Smith; Jean-Luc M. Tissot; Tina E. Kidger; Frank Wyrowski; Stuart David; Rolf Wartmann; Jeffrey M. Raynor; Andrew P. Wood; Pablo Benítez; Andreas Erdmann; Marta C. de la Fuente, Editor(s)

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