Abstract

A simple self-conjugate optical arrangement, originally proposed by Dyson, consists of a spherical mirror and a plano-convex lens. Despite the fact that all the Seidel aberrations are corrected, the field coverage is severely limited by higher order tangential astigmatism. This paper discusses modifications to improve the field coverage. It also treats the creation of internal reflecting surfaces to separate the object and image planes. Finally a few possible applications are discussed, including one to the creation of a high speed spectrograph.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Some developments for a unit magnification catadioptric optical system

Yudong Zhang and Zhijiang Wang
Appl. Opt. 34(7) 1203-1208 (1995)

Unit Magnification Optical System without Seidel Aberrations

J. Dyson
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 49(7) 713-716 (1959)

Approximate analytic astigmatism of unit-magnification multipass system

Kexin Chen, Huaidong Yang, Liqun Sun, and Guofan Jin
Appl. Opt. 49(12) 2277-2287 (2010)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription