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Design and fabrication of a polymer gradient-index optical element for a high-performance eyepiece
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Paper Abstract

A 40-deg full field-of-view high-performance eyepiece design utilizing a polymer spherical gradient-index (GRIN) optical element is presented. In the design process, the GRIN lens material is constrained to current manufacturing capabilities. Several spherical GRIN lens blanks are fabricated from a thermoformable axial GRIN polymethyl methacrylate polystyrene copolymer material. One is diamond turned into a lens for the eyepiece, and the additional blanks are used to characterize the fabrication process. The spherical GRIN profile is evaluated in the original design, and a tolerance analysis is provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(11) 112107 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.11.112107
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony J. Visconti, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Kejia Fang, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
James A. Corsetti, 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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