maging spectrometer with freeform surfaces

"Expanded performance opportunities for imaging spectrometers are described using ϕ-polynomial freeform surfaces in reflective and diffractive optics. The imaging spectrometers are generally of a type that include an entrance aperture for admitting radiation over a range of wavelengths, a detector array, a primary reflective optic with optical power, a secondary reflective diffractive optic, and a tertiary reflective optic with optical power for collectively imaging the entrance aperture onto the detector array through a range of dispersed positions. One or more of the primary reflective optic, the secondary reflective diffractive optic, and the tertiary reflective optic can include a ϕ-polynomial optical surface with no axis of symmetry and represented by a function that depends on both a radial component and an azimuthal component.

URV Reference Number: 2-15140
Patent Information:
Title Country Patent No. Issued Date
Imaging Spectrometer with Freeform Surfaces United States 10,444,069 10/15/2019
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