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The Use Of Perturbed Aspherics In Broad Band Optical Systems
Author(s): D. J. Nicholas
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Paper Abstract

The design and underlying theory is given for an aspheric singlet lens capable of operating, with minimum sphero-chromatic aberration, over a range of pre-selected wavelengths. The performance of the lens is compared with a conventional aspheric (based on Fermat's principle) using finite ray tracing techniques. The use of the lens as a focusing element in a multi-wavelength high-power laser is evaluated. Finally, comments are made on its manufacture and testing and its performance compared with theoretical prediction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0645, Optical Manufacturing, Testing and Aspheric Optics, (3 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964490
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D. J. Nicholas, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0645:
Optical Manufacturing, Testing and Aspheric Optics
Gregory M. Sanger, Editor(s)

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