Abstract

This paper discusses the characteristics of laser radiation reflected from a catadioptric retroreflector as a function of the field-of-view angle in the presence of deviations of its geometrical parameters—variation of its length along the axis, variation of the radius of the reflecting surface, and decentering of the surfaces. The calculations use third-order aberration theory and the Fresnel–Kirchhoff integral in the Fraunhofer approximation.

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  1. M. A. Sadovnikov, A. L. Sokolov, and V. D. Shargorodskiĭ, "Analysis of the equivalent scattering surface of corner reflectors with various coatings of the faces," Usp. Sovrem. Radioélek. (8), 55 (2009).
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    [CrossRef]
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  5. N. É Rityn’, "Optical properties of corner reflectors," Opt. Mekh. Prom. (4), 1 (1967).
  6. V. O. Kobak, Radar Reflectors, Sovetskoe Radio, Moscow, 1975.
  7. I. A. Medvedkov, N. I. Potapova, A. D. Tsvetkov, and O. Yu. Shkatov, "Retroreflective element for modelling the reflective characteristics of light, including laser radiation," Russian Patent 2 349 940; 2009.
  8. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference, and Diffraction of Light, Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1965, Nauka, Moscow, 1973.

2009 (1)

M. A. Sadovnikov, A. L. Sokolov, and V. D. Shargorodskiĭ, "Analysis of the equivalent scattering surface of corner reflectors with various coatings of the faces," Usp. Sovrem. Radioélek. (8), 55 (2009).

2007 (1)

R. E. Il’inskiĭ, "Distribution of the radiation flux formed by a light beam reflected from a retroreflector," Priklad. Fiz. (3), 18 (2007).

1997 (1)

C. Craeye, P. Sobieski, E. Robin, and S. Guissard, "Angular errors in trihedrals used for radar calibrations," Int. J. Remote Sensing 18, 2683 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

A. P. Smirnov, "Estimating the measures of the effective scattering area of a type of trihedral corner reflectors," Izmerit. Tekhnika (10), 45 (1996).

1967 (1)

N. É Rityn’, "Optical properties of corner reflectors," Opt. Mekh. Prom. (4), 1 (1967).

Born, M.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference, and Diffraction of Light, Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1965, Nauka, Moscow, 1973.

Craeye, C.

C. Craeye, P. Sobieski, E. Robin, and S. Guissard, "Angular errors in trihedrals used for radar calibrations," Int. J. Remote Sensing 18, 2683 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Guissard, S.

C. Craeye, P. Sobieski, E. Robin, and S. Guissard, "Angular errors in trihedrals used for radar calibrations," Int. J. Remote Sensing 18, 2683 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Il’inskii, R. E.

R. E. Il’inskiĭ, "Distribution of the radiation flux formed by a light beam reflected from a retroreflector," Priklad. Fiz. (3), 18 (2007).

Kobak, V. O.

V. O. Kobak, Radar Reflectors, Sovetskoe Radio, Moscow, 1975.

Medvedkov, I. A.

I. A. Medvedkov, N. I. Potapova, A. D. Tsvetkov, and O. Yu. Shkatov, "Retroreflective element for modelling the reflective characteristics of light, including laser radiation," Russian Patent 2 349 940; 2009.

Potapova, N. I.

I. A. Medvedkov, N. I. Potapova, A. D. Tsvetkov, and O. Yu. Shkatov, "Retroreflective element for modelling the reflective characteristics of light, including laser radiation," Russian Patent 2 349 940; 2009.

Rityn’, N. É

N. É Rityn’, "Optical properties of corner reflectors," Opt. Mekh. Prom. (4), 1 (1967).

Robin, E.

C. Craeye, P. Sobieski, E. Robin, and S. Guissard, "Angular errors in trihedrals used for radar calibrations," Int. J. Remote Sensing 18, 2683 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sadovnikov, M. A.

M. A. Sadovnikov, A. L. Sokolov, and V. D. Shargorodskiĭ, "Analysis of the equivalent scattering surface of corner reflectors with various coatings of the faces," Usp. Sovrem. Radioélek. (8), 55 (2009).

Shargorodskii, V. D.

M. A. Sadovnikov, A. L. Sokolov, and V. D. Shargorodskiĭ, "Analysis of the equivalent scattering surface of corner reflectors with various coatings of the faces," Usp. Sovrem. Radioélek. (8), 55 (2009).

Shkatov, O. Yu.

I. A. Medvedkov, N. I. Potapova, A. D. Tsvetkov, and O. Yu. Shkatov, "Retroreflective element for modelling the reflective characteristics of light, including laser radiation," Russian Patent 2 349 940; 2009.

Smirnov, A. P.

A. P. Smirnov, "Estimating the measures of the effective scattering area of a type of trihedral corner reflectors," Izmerit. Tekhnika (10), 45 (1996).

Sobieski, P.

C. Craeye, P. Sobieski, E. Robin, and S. Guissard, "Angular errors in trihedrals used for radar calibrations," Int. J. Remote Sensing 18, 2683 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sokolov, A. L.

M. A. Sadovnikov, A. L. Sokolov, and V. D. Shargorodskiĭ, "Analysis of the equivalent scattering surface of corner reflectors with various coatings of the faces," Usp. Sovrem. Radioélek. (8), 55 (2009).

Tsvetkov, A. D.

I. A. Medvedkov, N. I. Potapova, A. D. Tsvetkov, and O. Yu. Shkatov, "Retroreflective element for modelling the reflective characteristics of light, including laser radiation," Russian Patent 2 349 940; 2009.

Wolf, E.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference, and Diffraction of Light, Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1965, Nauka, Moscow, 1973.

Int. J. Remote Sensing (1)

C. Craeye, P. Sobieski, E. Robin, and S. Guissard, "Angular errors in trihedrals used for radar calibrations," Int. J. Remote Sensing 18, 2683 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Izmerit. Tekhnika (1)

A. P. Smirnov, "Estimating the measures of the effective scattering area of a type of trihedral corner reflectors," Izmerit. Tekhnika (10), 45 (1996).

Opt. Mekh. Prom. (1)

N. É Rityn’, "Optical properties of corner reflectors," Opt. Mekh. Prom. (4), 1 (1967).

Priklad. Fiz. (1)

R. E. Il’inskiĭ, "Distribution of the radiation flux formed by a light beam reflected from a retroreflector," Priklad. Fiz. (3), 18 (2007).

Usp. Sovrem. Radioélek. (1)

M. A. Sadovnikov, A. L. Sokolov, and V. D. Shargorodskiĭ, "Analysis of the equivalent scattering surface of corner reflectors with various coatings of the faces," Usp. Sovrem. Radioélek. (8), 55 (2009).

Other (3)

V. O. Kobak, Radar Reflectors, Sovetskoe Radio, Moscow, 1975.

I. A. Medvedkov, N. I. Potapova, A. D. Tsvetkov, and O. Yu. Shkatov, "Retroreflective element for modelling the reflective characteristics of light, including laser radiation," Russian Patent 2 349 940; 2009.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference, and Diffraction of Light, Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1965, Nauka, Moscow, 1973.

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