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Optical Engineering

Design of a plastic aspheric Fresnel lens with a spherical shape
Author(s): Fernando Erismann
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Paper Abstract

A detailed description of the design of a plastic, aspheric Fresnel lens on a spherical surface is provided. The design technique is based on calculating solutions to Snell’s law along the lens surface. These lenses were intended for the wavelength range of 8 to 12?m. However, the method easily applies to lenses designed for other wavelengths. The procedure used to manufacture the lenses is to construct a diamond-turned master surface, followed by injection molding with highdensity polyethylene.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 36(4) doi: 10.1117/1.601292
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 36, Issue 4
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Fernando Erismann, C&K Systems (United States)


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