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Ultrahigh-performance long-focal-length lens system with macro-focusing zoom optics and abnormal dispersion liquid elements for the visible waveband
Author(s): Iain A. Neil
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Paper Abstract

The optical design of an unconventional telephoto lens, which employs a single front objective element with spherical surfaces, one anomalous dispersion glass element and multiple liquid lens elements, is described. Particular areas of discussion include the utilization of internal zoom optics for constant aperture focusing to macro magnifications and abnormal dispersion liquid lens elements for high order chromatic aberration correction, as well as, passive optical athermalization of back focus and image quality. Other areas concerning lens system size, volume, weight, cost, and spectral transmission are also addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 1995
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2539, Zoom Lenses, (5 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.222832
Show Author Affiliations
Iain A. Neil, Panavision International, L.P. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2539:
Zoom Lenses
Allen Mann, Editor(s)

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