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Optical Engineering

The Problem Of The Concentric Meniscus Element: A Possible Solution to the Lens Diesigner's Dilemma
Author(s): Warren J. Smith
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Paper Abstract

A monocentric element, that is, one whose surfaces are concentric, can be valuable in an optical design. Such elements are, however, very difficult to fabricate. A departure from exact monocentricity can make the fabrication problem more tractable and can usually be achieved without loss of design performance. A relationship is derived that indicates the minimum departure from monocentricity necessary to make fabrication feasible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1988
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 27(12) 121039 doi: 10.1117/12.7978673
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 27, Issue 12
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Warren J. Smith, Kaiser Electro-Optics, Inc. (United States)

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