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Comparing Three-Mirror Freeform Telescopes to Traditional TMAs by Exploring TMA Solution Space

Eric M. Schiesser, Jonathan C. Papa, Kevin P. Thompson, and Jannick P. Rolland

in Frontiers in Optics 2016

Tilted freeform mirrors allow the removal of obscuration in otherwise 100% obscured coaxial designs. We explore the design space for three mirror freeform telescopes by reviewing the coaxial single-conic TMA space, including convex primary solutions.