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The Problem Of The "Concentric" Meniscus Element A Possible Solution To The Lens Designer's Dilemma
Author(s): Warren J Smith
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Paper Abstract

A monocentric element, that is, one whose surfaces are concentric, can be valuable in an optical design. Such elements are, however, very difficult to fabricate. A departure from true monocentricity will make the fabrication problem more tractible and can usually be achieved without loss of design performance. A relationship is derived which will indicate the minimum departure from monocentricity necessary to make fabrication feasible.

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Date Published: 19 December 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0679, Current Developments in Optical Engineering and Diffraction Phenomena, (19 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.939565
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Warren J Smith, Santa Barbara Applied Optics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0679:
Current Developments in Optical Engineering and Diffraction Phenomena
Robert E. Fischer; James E. Harvey; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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