Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Theory Of Geodesic Lenses
Author(s): J. C. Bradley; E. C. Malarkey; D. Mergerian; H. A. Trenchard
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

The geometrical theory of axially symmetric geodesic lenses is discussed. An algorithm was developed and used to obtain the optimal shape of a lens that is corrected for spherical aberrations. The effects of lens surface distortions on the performance characteristics are determined. For a lens to be near diffraction limited it was found that its ideal shape must be maintained to within 10-4 X lens diameter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 1979
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0176, Guided Wave Optical Systems and Devices II, (26 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957222
Show Author Affiliations
J. C. Bradley, Westinghouse Advanced Technology Laboratories (United States)
E. C. Malarkey, Westinghouse Advanced Technology Laboratories (United States)
D. Mergerian, Westinghouse Advanced Technology Laboratories (United States)
H. A. Trenchard, Westinghouse Advanced Technology Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0176:
Guided Wave Optical Systems and Devices II
Elsa M. Garmire, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top