Optical design method for free form optics

Tamer T. Elazhary, Ping Zhou, Chunyu Zhao, James H Burge

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Abstract

The revolution in surface machining, testing and alignment of optical systems open new horizons for lens design. Imaging systems that are generally non axi-symmetric can be made. Freeform optical surfaces can be machined. In this paper we propose a method based on the generalized Sine condition for the design of aplanatic optical systems that are generally made of free form optics. As a proof of concept we present the design of a two mirrors fast aplanatic telescope. We also show the possibility of designing plane symmetric optical systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2013
EventFreeform Optics, Freeform 2013 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Nov 3 2013Nov 7 2013

Other

OtherFreeform Optics, Freeform 2013
CountryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ
Period11/3/1311/7/13

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Optical design
Optical systems
Optics
optics
lens design
machining
horizon
alignment
telescopes
mirrors
Telescopes
Imaging systems
Lenses
Machining
Testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Elazhary, T. T., Zhou, P., Zhao, C., & Burge, J. H. (2013). Optical design method for free form optics. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers

Optical design method for free form optics. / Elazhary, Tamer T.; Zhou, Ping; Zhao, Chunyu; Burge, James H.

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Elazhary, TT, Zhou, P, Zhao, C & Burge, JH 2013, Optical design method for free form optics. in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. Freeform Optics, Freeform 2013, Tucson, AZ, United States, 11/3/13.
Elazhary TT, Zhou P, Zhao C, Burge JH. Optical design method for free form optics. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2013
Elazhary, Tamer T. ; Zhou, Ping ; Zhao, Chunyu ; Burge, James H. / Optical design method for free form optics. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2013.
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