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Applications of the SMS method to the design of compact optics
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Paper Abstract

New ultra-thin optical designs are presented that comprise discontinuous optical sections (called channels) working in parallel (multichanneling) to provide the desired optical function. Aplanatic (a particular case of SMS-design) multichannel designs are also shown and used to explain more easily the design procedure. Typically, these multichannel devices are at least formed by three optical surfaces: one of them has discontinuities in the shape, a second one may have discontinuities in its derivative while the third one is smooth. The number of discontinuities is the same in the two first surfaces: Each channel is defined by the smooth surfaces in between the discontinuities, so that the surfaces forming each separate channel are all smooth. No diffractive effects are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7717, Optical Modelling and Design, 77170I (14 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.855864
Show Author Affiliations
Juan C. Miñano, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
LPI (United States)
Pablo Benítez, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
LPI (United States)
Jiayao Liu, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
José Infante, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Julio Chaves, LPI (United States)
Lin Wang, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7717:
Optical Modelling and Design
Frank Wyrowski; John T. Sheridan; Jani Tervo; Youri Meuret, Editor(s)

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