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Holographic progressive lenses
Author(s): Jannik Trapp; Manuel Decker; Jörg Petschulat; Thomas Pertsch; Toufic G. Jabbour

Paper Abstract

Progressive addition lenses (PALs) are realized as optical freeform surfaces by complex manufacturing and inspection processes. In turn, holographic optical elements (HOEs) enable fast and easy fabrication in other applications. Here we present a design method for the combination of both; HOEs that are designed to fulfill the optical function of PALs. We describe how inherent limitations of HOEs, such as angular and wavelength selectivity as well as grating dispersion can be overcome. We show that holographic PALs can be optimized to have a distribution of spherical power and astigmatism, which is a qualitative replication of the performance of their refractive counterparts. The design rules we identify are shown for PALs but have the potential to improve other applications of HOEs as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10745, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XIX, 107450G (17 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2503173
Show Author Affiliations
Jannik Trapp, Carl Zeiss AG (Germany)
Friedrich Schiller Univ. Jena (Germany)
Manuel Decker, Carl Zeiss AG (Germany)
Jörg Petschulat, Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH (Germany)
Thomas Pertsch, Friedrich Schiller Univ. Jena (Germany)
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Toufic G. Jabbour, Carl Zeiss AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10745:
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XIX
R. Barry Johnson; Virendra N. Mahajan; Simon Thibault, Editor(s)

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