Basic principles in the optical design of imaging multiple aperture systems

E. M. Sabatke, J. H. Burge

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We discuss the basic concepts that have been useful in our work designing multiple aperture telescopes with wide fields of view. We examine combining errors at zero field and errors that are linear as a function of field. An easy optimization for satisfying the sine condition to eliminate linear piston errors is given. Methods for estimating the RMS wavefront errors for the lower-order combining errors are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-248
Number of pages13
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002
EventInternational Optical Design Conference 2002 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Jun 3 2002Jun 5 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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