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A new generation of optical systems with φ-polynomial surfaces

[+] Author Affiliations
Kyle H. Fuerschbach, Jannick P. Rolland

The Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester (USA)

Kevin P. Thompson

Optical Research Associates (USA)

Proc. SPIE 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010, 76520C (September 02, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.869455
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  • International Optical Design Conference 2010
  • Julie Bentley; Anurag Gupta; Richard N. Youngworth
  • Jackson Hole, WY | June 13, 2010

abstract

Recent advances have made it viable to fabricate optical surfaces that are not rotationally symmetric using a new generation of diamond-turning machines. These surfaces can greatly extend the field of view of optical systems and provide compact solutions. Through the use of optimization and analysis methods that track aberration content throughout the field of view, two non-rotationally symmetric designs that provide a compact mirror based geometry with a 10 degree full field of view are presented and compared. It is shown that a φ-polynomial surface provides superior optical performance to an anamorphic asphere because the surface can be made comatic.

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Kyle H. Fuerschbach ; Kevin P. Thompson and Jannick P. Rolland
"A new generation of optical systems with φ-polynomial surfaces", Proc. SPIE 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010, 76520C (September 02, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.869455; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.869455


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