Abstract

An optical system incorporating two closely spaced cylindrical mirrors is described. By properly orienting the mirrors in space, an incident beam can be focused at any desired point within a large volume. This simple periscopic system, which provides variable focal lengths and deflection angles, is applicable to optical or millimeter wave transmission systems lying along irregular paths. A paraxial ray theory of the system is given, as well as experimental results.

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