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

TitleWide-field compact catadioptric telescope spanning 0.7-14 μm wavelengths.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDL Marks, N Hagen, M Durham, and DJ Brady
JournalApplied Optics
Volume52
Start Page4334
Issue18
Pagination4334 - 4342
Date Published06/2013
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1364/ao.52.004334
Short TitleApplied Optics