Double aspheric imaging design with unconstrained object to image mapping
An imaging design approach for optical systems consisting of two aspheres which is free of astigmatism is presented in this paper. A set of implicit differential equations is derived from generalized ray tracing. The solution of the derived equations provides the profiles of the two aspheres as well as the object to image mapping. The obtained design can be used as a good starting point for optimization. Particular examples are given.