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Use Of Fresnel Lenses In Optical Systems: Some Advantages And Limitations
Author(s): John R. Egger
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Paper Abstract

The use of Fresnel lenses is expanding rapidly and they are now found in highly sophisticated optical systems. Their use has helped to solve many difficult optical problems but has also introduced some new design considerations. This paper will explain some of the advantages as well as some of the limitations of Fresnel lenses. "Special" optical design problems related to Fresnels will be discussed briefly. A description of tooling and part manufacturing methods and their related tolerances will be covered. Examples of existing Fresnel and "hybrid" systems will be given. On-going improvements and future developments that will make the use of Fresnels even more widespread will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 1979
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0193, Optical Systems in Engineering I, (29 November 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957873
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John R. Egger, Optical Sciences Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0193:
Optical Systems in Engineering I
Paul R. Yoder, Editor(s)

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