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Fundamental considerations for zoom lens design (tutorial)
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Paper Abstract

Zoom lens design requires a very strong understanding of geometrical optics and how it directly relates to an optical system. Understanding both first-order optics and pupil conjugation is absolutely essential to ensure that a lens zooms correctly and avoids discontinuities. This tutorial paper explains these first-order considerations in detail and illustrates how to derive a starting configuration. The tutorial also shows how to proceed toward a final lens optimization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8488, Zoom Lenses IV, 848806 (19 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930618
Show Author Affiliations
Richard N. Youngworth, Riyo LLC (United States)
Ellis I. Betensky, Consultant (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8488:
Zoom Lenses IV
Ellis I. Betensky; Takanori Yamanashi, Editor(s)

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