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Wood lens design philosophy based on a binary additive manufacturing technique
Author(s): Peter L. Marasco; Christopher Bailey
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Paper Abstract

Using additive manufacturing techniques in optical engineering to construct a gradient index (GRIN) optic may overcome a number of limitations of GRIN technology. Such techniques are maturing quickly, yielding additional design degrees of freedom for the engineer. How best to employ these degrees of freedom is not completely clear at this time. This paper describes a preliminary design philosophy, including assumptions, pertaining to a particular printing technique for GRIN optics. It includes an analysis based on simulation and initial component measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2016
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 55(4) 040502 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.55.4.040502
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 55, Issue 4
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Peter L. Marasco, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Christopher Bailey, Leidos (United States)

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