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Infrared hybrid optics: analysis and implementation
Author(s): Andrew P. Wood
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Paper Abstract

Hybrid optics offer a valuable aberration correction tool for the lens designer. However, careful consideration must be given to the calculation of the optical performance during the design process, and to the practical implementation of the elements if the potential benefits are to be realized in practice. Optical performance can be accurately assessed by tracing multiple diffraction orders. It may be particularly important to utilize such a technique if, for example, the image-forming bundles sample a small number of diffractive zones. This situation is examined in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4441, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering II, (5 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449566
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Andrew P. Wood, THALES Optics Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4441:
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering II
Iain A. Neil; Robert E. Fischer; Takanori Yamanashi; R. Barry Johnson; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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