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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marks, DL; Hagen, N; Durham, M; Brady, DJ

Published Date

  • June 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 18

Start / End Page

  • 4334 - 4342

PubMed ID

  • 23842177

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23842177

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4522

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1559-128X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ao.52.004334


  • eng