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Optical design using large-scale axial gradient glass
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in the manufacturing of large (up to 62 mm diameter) glass blanks with axial index gradients of up to 0.20 enable significant performance gains in optical designs. The new axial gradient material has an index and dispersion similar to SF (short flint) glasses, except the index varies continuously through the axis of the blank. The axial gradient material and numerous design examples using the new material are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2863, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VI, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256227
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Mary G. Turner, Focus Software, Inc. (United States)
Kenneth E. Moore, Focus Software, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2863:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VI
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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