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2002 IODC design problem: the diffractive simulator
Author(s): Richard C. Juergens
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Paper Abstract

The lens design problem for the 2002 IODC is to design a 100 mm focal length, f/8 all refractive system which simulates the chromatic behavior of a diffractive optical element. The lenses must be all spherical and be made of Schott glasses only. There is no restriction on the number of lenses, the design form, or the length of the overall lens. The merit function comprises the rms spot size at a nominal wavelength and the rms of the focal shift differences between the refractive lens and those of the 100 mm, f/8 diffractive optical element. There were forty two entries to the contest; in general, the results were quite good, with most of the spot sizes well below the diffraction limit, and with the rms focal shift differences being much less than 0.001 mm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2002
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4832, International Optical Design Conference 2002, (23 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.486443
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Richard C. Juergens, Raytheon Missile Systems Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4832:
International Optical Design Conference 2002

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