1 March 2002 Phase theory for multiple aperture systems
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Optical Engineering, 41(3), (2002). doi:10.1117/1.1431969
Abstract
We establish the groundwork for a phase theory applicable to multiple aperture systems. To do this, we define ideal behavior as the phase behavior of an off-axis piece of a system that has rotational symmetry. Then we examine the phase behavior of a more general system that has only a single plane of symmetry. This system represents a branch of a multiple aperture system. Comparison of the two systems leads to conditions for which the plane symmetric system has ideal behavior. As a result of this comparison, design rules that are commonly applied to multiple aperture systems appear naturally, including the well- known requirement that the exit pupil is a scaled copy of the entrance pupil. The phase theory that we present is cohesive, provides useful design guidelines, and can be considered an addition to wave aberration theory.
Erin M. Sabatke, Jose M. Sasian, "Phase theory for multiple aperture systems," Optical Engineering 41(3), (1 March 2002). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1431969
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Monochromatic aberrations

Distortion

Neodymium

Wavefronts

Telescopes

Aberration theory

Imaging systems

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