25 September 1997 KiwiStar: a design system for ultrafast high-resolution broad-spectrum wide-angle catadioptric lenses
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A new imaging system format is presented which permits near-zero values for all the classical Seidel aberrations at relative apertures faster than f/1, with field angles of up to 7°arc, ~106 resolved pixels, a 600nm bandwidth in the visible/NIR, and zero vignetting. Performance is limited only by high-order aberrations. The only full- aperture component is a spherical mirror; all other surfaces are spherical except for an optional small weak zonal corrector. The new design approach is suited to aperture diameters of 100mm to >2m when used with appropriate electronic detectors. Thermal infrared variants are possible. In general, at least one order improvement in data acquisition rate is possible compared to that of existing designs.
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David A. Beach, David A. Beach, } "KiwiStar: a design system for ultrafast high-resolution broad-spectrum wide-angle catadioptric lenses", Proc. SPIE 3130, Lens Design, Illumination, and Optomechanical Modeling, (25 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.284070; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.284070
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