Wide-field compact catadioptric telescope spanning 0.7-14 μm wavelengths

Daniel L. Marks, Nathan Hagen, Mark Durham, David J. Brady

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We present a wide-field compact f -1.2, f -1.6 effective illumination catadioptric telescope that spans the wavelengths 0.7-14.0 μm. Such a telescope replaces several telescopes designed for different infrared bands, while having a track length shorter than most single-band telescopes. Incorporated with a suitable multiband focal plane array, many wavelength bands may be imaged simultaneously in the same instrument. We have constructed and tested prototypes of the telescopes and found the performance is near the predicted values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4334-4342
Number of pages9
JournalApplied optics
Issue number18
StatePublished - Jun 20 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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