Expand this Topic clickable element to expand a topic
Skip to content
Optica Publishing Group

Wavefronts and Construction Tolerances for a Cat’s-Eye Retroreflector

Not Accessible

Your library or personal account may give you access

Abstract

A retroreflector (a device that reflects an incident beam of light through exactly 180°) constructed from a primary concave mirror and a small secondary mirror near its paraxial focus, the so-called cat’s-eye retroreflector, has been investigated. Ray-tracing of systems with both spherical and parabolic primaries suggests that the latter are considerably superior to the former and comparable to a cube-corner retroreflector. The investigation has also enabled mechanical tolerances for the construction of a cat’s-eye retroreflector to be deduced. The predicted tolerances may be much easier to attain than those for a cube-corner retroreflector.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Mirror tilt immunity interferometry with a cat’s eye retroreflector

Fabián E. Peña-Arellano and Clive C. Speake
Appl. Opt. 50(7) 981-991 (2011)

Paraxial ray analysis of a cat's-eye retroreflector

J. J. Snyder
Appl. Opt. 14(8) 1825-1828 (1975)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Figures (15)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Equations (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Metrics

Select as filters


Select Topics Cancel
© Copyright 2022 | Optica Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved