1 March 1974 Nonrotationally Symmetric Systems: A New Problem For Optical Design And Fabrication
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Rotational symmetry in lenses is such a powerfully simplifying property that the consideration of unsymmetric systems for straight imaging applications has rarely been considered. In the past, this natural prejudice has been bolstered by the belief that unsymmetric systems would be impossible to design, or at least impossibly difficult, and even if a design were possible, it probably could not be made. Recent technological advances, such as the computer and the laser, have somewhat weakened such arguments as a rationale for ignoring this problem, however, and some investigations into it are beginning to be carried out.
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Berge Tatian, Berge Tatian, } "Nonrotationally Symmetric Systems: A New Problem For Optical Design And Fabrication", Proc. SPIE 0039, Applications of Geometrical Optics II, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953786; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953786
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