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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Special Section Guest Editorial: Gradient Index Optics
Author(s): Predrag Milojkovic; Stefanie Tompkins; Ravindra A. Athale

Paper Abstract

In the past century, every component of an optical system has become lighter and smaller, except the lenses. Typical lenses have too few degrees of freedom—just the refractive index, and the front and back surface shapes—to meet the demands of the vast array of modern optical systems which collect, project, or otherwise manipulate light. (Even in imaging systems, where computational power has the potential to eliminate the tight coupling between lenses and performance, more capable lenses would increase the trade space that optical designers have available to them).

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 2013
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(11) 112101 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.11.112101
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Predrag Milojkovic, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Stefanie Tompkins, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (United States)
Ravindra A. Athale, Office of Naval Research (United States)

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