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Optical Engineering

Design of multielement acircular waveguide lens systems in anisotropic media
Author(s): Gabor Szarvas; Miklos Barabas; Peter I. Richter; Laszlo Jakab
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the evaluation and design of wide-field-angle acircular lens systems in anisotropic planar waveguides. After a short summary of the applied ray and wave optical relations, we examine the aberrations of systems that were optimized for an isotropic waveguide but are embedded in an anisotropic one. We show that effects of anisotropy must be taken into account in the design of wide-field-lens systems. We present a four-element acircular lens that was optimized using a merit function computed for uniaxially anisotropic media.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 32(10) doi: 10.1117/12.145291
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 32, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Gabor Szarvas, Technical Univ. Budapest (Hungary)
Miklos Barabas, Technical Univ. of Budapest (Hungary)
Peter I. Richter, Technical Univ. of Budapest (Hungary)
Laszlo Jakab, Technical Univ. of Budapest (Hungary)


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