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Record 36 of 61726
Asymmetric spline surfaces - Characteristics and applications. [in high quality optical systems design]
Author and Affiliation:
Stacy, J. E.(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: Asymmetric spline surfaces appear useful for the design of high-quality general optical systems (systems without symmetries). A spline influence function defined as the actual surface resulting from a simple perturbation in the spline definition array shows that a subarea is independent of others four or more points away. Optimization methods presented in this paper are used to vary a reflective spline surface near the focal plane of a decentered Schmidt-Cassegrain to reduce rms spot radii by a factor of 3 across the field.
Publication Date: Aug 15, 1984
Document ID:
19840061793
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 84A44580
Subject Category: OPTICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Applied Optics (ISSN 0003-6935); 23; 2710-271
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 5p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ABERRATION; CASSEGRAIN OPTICS; OPTICAL CORRECTION PROCEDURE; SPLINE FUNCTIONS; SURFACE GEOMETRY; WAVE FRONT DEFORMATION; ASYMMETRY; ERROR ANALYSIS; FOCAL PLANE DEVICES; IMAGE RESOLUTION; LENS DESIGN; OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; OPTIMIZATION; ROOT-MEAN-SQUARE ERRORS; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Imprint And Other Notes: Applied Optics (ISSN 0003-6935), vol. 23, Aug. 15, 1984, p. 2710-2714. NASA-supported research.
Miscellaneous Notes: NASA-supported research
Availability Source: Other Sources
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