Off-axis three-mirror reflective zoom system based on freeform surface
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A reflective optical system is not affected by chromatic aberration, so it has a wide range of applications. Based on the design theory of reflective zoom system with three mirrors, this paper presents the simulation, optimization, and image quality evaluation of the traditional offaxis three-mirror zoom system and freeform off-axis threemirror reflective zoom system.. In these systems, the optical design was aided by software CODEV. Through the analysis of aberrations and structural performance for the traditional aspherical off-axis three-mirror system, the freeform surface was introduced to the tertiary mirror to improve the balance capacity for optical aberrations. This off-axis three-mirror reflective zoom system based on freeform surface could provide technical reference to the study of such systems.
Keywordsoff-axis system design three-mirror reflective zoom system freeform surface optical design
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