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Optical Systems Design With Reference To The Evolution Of The Double Gauss Lens
Author(s): Walter Woltche
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Paper Abstract

This year 140 years have elapsed since the first photographic objective was designed, more than 90 years have passed since the first anastigmatic lenses were created and about 20 years ago computer-aided lens design was started. The double Gauss lens will be used as an example to outline the problems, procedures and results obtained in designing optical systems. In retrospect a search will be made for the first introduction and development of the double Gauss lens in order to draw further conclusions from the historical facts as to the ideas that have led to the present state of the art. Contemporary systems of the double Gauss lens will be demonstrated with regard to the available construction parameters and the numerous fields of application. While discussing several variants emphasis will be placed on the choice of glass types for high speed lenses, the relationship between refractive index and image quality and the comparison between performance and costs. Recent explorations led to double Gauss lenses with special properties. New objectives with stabilized performance, ultra high speed lenses and lenses with reduced secondary spectrum will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1980
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0237, 1980 International Lens Design Conference, (16 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959087
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Walter Woltche, Carl Zeiss (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0237:
1980 International Lens Design Conference
Robert E. Fischer, Editor(s)

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