27 April 2018 Reflecting anastigmatic optical systems: a retrospective
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Reflecting anastigmatic optical systems hold several inherent advantages over refracting equivalents, such as compactness, absence of color, high “refractive efficiency,” wide bandwidth, and size scalability to enormous apertures. Such advantages have led to these systems becoming, increasingly since their first deliberate development in 1905, the “go-to” solution for various classes of optical design problems. This paper describes in broad terms the history of the development of this class of optical system, with an emphasis on the early history.
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Andrew Rakich, Andrew Rakich, } "Reflecting anastigmatic optical systems: a retrospective," Optical Engineering 57(10), 101701 (27 April 2018). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.57.10.101701 . Submission: Received: 28 January 2018; Accepted: 27 March 2018
Received: 28 January 2018; Accepted: 27 March 2018; Published: 27 April 2018

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