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23 August 1996 Application of catadioptric mirrors in zoom optical systems
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Reflective optical surfaces offer lower aberrations than the equivalent refractive optical components and they are also free of chromatic aberrations; so the use of reflective surfaces in zoom systems should lead to better performance than the equivalent refractive systems. This is clearly a naive view because it ignores the problem of central obstruction and also the very low level of complexity of a reflective zooming group (at least notionally a single surface). On this bases we have exploited the additional complexity that Mangin or back-reflective mirrors offer, showing how a high degree of correction over a modest zoom range may be achieved with remarkably compact constructions.
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Kuang-Lung Huang and Jonathan Maxwell "Application of catadioptric mirrors in zoom optical systems", Proc. SPIE 2774, Design and Engineering of Optical Systems, (23 August 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.246675
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