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Achromatic minilens array development and testing
Author(s): Jeffrey G. Thomas; Alex Ning
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Paper Abstract

The development and testing of lens array prototypes for human use is described. The major issues addressed during this effort were the optical gain achievable from individual lenslets, visual acuity of the overall device, overall device weight and cost. We describe the techniques used to develop lens array devices using off-the-shelf glass achromats which provided large optical gain and high visual acuity. We then describe the development of plastic achromats which provide equivalent visual performance at a fraction of the cost and weight of the glass prototypes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2383, Micro-Optics/Micromechanics and Laser Scanning and Shaping, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209017
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey G. Thomas, Martin Marietta Labs. (United States)
Alex Ning, AOtec, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2383:
Micro-Optics/Micromechanics and Laser Scanning and Shaping
M. Edward Motamedi; Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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