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Design Examples Of Hybrid Refractive-Diffractive Lenses
Author(s): L. D. Foo; S. P. Clark; R. I. Mercado
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Paper Abstract

Diffractive lenses have recently become realizable elements in optical systems. However, their application to wide band optical imaging systems are limited because they are highly dispersive and exhibit unacceptable amounts of color related aberrations. In this paper we will present a design study of the achromatization of hybrid refractive-diffractive lenses over wide spectral bands. Design examples of hybrid lenses which operate in the visible, mid-infrared (3 - 5 micron) and long-wave infrared (8 - 12 micron) spectral bands will be presented and a comparison with conventional lenses designed to operate in these spectral bands will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1168, Current Developments in Optical Engineering and Commercial Optics, (22 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962976
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L. D. Foo, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Inc. (United States)
S. P. Clark, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Inc. (United States)
R. I. Mercado, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1168:
Current Developments in Optical Engineering and Commercial Optics
Robert E. Fischer; Harvey M. Pollicove; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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