1 March 1974 A New Approach To The Design Of Very High Resolution, Wide Angle Imaging Systems -- Aspheric Correctors Without Rotational Symmetry For A One-Dimensional Field-Of-View System
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Part of the work done under an Air Force contract, and previously under Lockheed's internal funds, has been to find an optical system covering ten's of degrees with arc-seconds resolution. Since we only required a one-dimensional field-of-view, we allowed nonrotational symmetric figuring! Thus we could design an f/2 refractive-corrector-Schmidt-type system that would meet re-quirements. It is a factor of 10 better than a standard Schmidt. The same principle allows a reflective-corrector-Schmidt with better performance than a standard Schmidt. We have analyzed a variety of multiple corrector configurations with outstanding performance, including an f/2 all-reflective system that fully meets requirements, and an f/l. 3 three-refractive-corrector system that exceeds resolution requirements by almost an order of magnitude.
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David L. Fried, David L. Fried, } "A New Approach To The Design Of Very High Resolution, Wide Angle Imaging Systems -- Aspheric Correctors Without Rotational Symmetry For A One-Dimensional Field-Of-View System", Proc. SPIE 0039, Applications of Geometrical Optics II, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953783; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953783
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