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Optical performance of axial gradient and aspheric surface lenses: study and analysis
Author(s): Abed M. Kassim; David L. Shealy
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Paper Abstract

Using the caustic merit function for plane waves incident upon a singlet lens, a comparison between the optical performance of the lens using an axial gradient index with spherical surfaces or aspheric surfaces with constant index material has been investigated. Results indicate that the use of an inhomogeneous medium for the lens material is more effective in the controlling aberrations than the use of aspheric surfaces for a similar lens.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2263, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering IV, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188031
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Abed M. Kassim, Al-Quds Univ. (Israel)
David L. Shealy, Univ. of Alabama/Birmingham (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2263:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering IV
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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