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Design of an off-axis optical reflecting system
Author(s): Y. V. Bazhanov; V. B. Vlahko
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Paper Abstract

Existing off-axial optical systems aberration theories are based on series expansion of optical path function (eikonal function). Numerical evaluations, conducted in this paper, have shown, that the most accurate results are obtained with theory, based on series expansion of exact ray-tracing equations, where expressions for high-order aberration coefficients include expressions for low order ones. We have used that very method in our search of optimal decision for off-axis optical reflective telescope systems.

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Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84446E (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926162
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Y. V. Bazhanov, Precision Systems and Instruments Corp. (Russian Federation)
V. B. Vlahko, Precision Systems and Instruments Corp. (Russian Federation)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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