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Eyepiece designs with radial and spherical polymer gradient-index optical elements
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Paper Abstract

Radial and spherical polymer gradient-index (GRIN) eyepiece designs are presented. The chromatic behavior of GRIN profiles is constrained to real material properties of a polymethyl methacrylate polystyrene copolymer gradient-index system. Single-element, two-element, and multielement eyepiece design configurations each demonstrate significant spot diameter and modulation transfer function performance improvements with the use of a GRIN element. A high-performance spherical GRIN eyepiece design, with 48-deg full field-of-view and 3% distortion, is compared to a similar homogeneous glass solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(11) 112102 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.11.112102
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony J. Visconti, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
James A. Corsetti, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Kejia Fang, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Peter McCarthy, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Greg R. Schmidt, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Duncan T. Moore, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

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