The Manufacturing of a Multi-surface Monolithic Telescope with Freeform Surfaces
Optimax Systems Inc., 6367 Dean Parkway, Ontario, New York 14519, USA
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Published online: 10 September 2019
Monolithic multi-surface telescopes combined with freeform optical surfaces provide improvements in optical performance in a smaller footprint as compared to systems with spherical surfaces, while providing superior mechanical stability to traditional telescope assemblies. Three different monolithic telescope concepts, in different configurations and optical performance were produced as proof of concepts. The results of the telescopes are presented as well as the unique manufacturing and testing challenges to produce these monolithic optical systems.
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