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Ternary versus binary material systems for gradient index optics
Author(s): G. Beadie; J. Mait; R. A. Flynn; P. Milojkovic
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Paper Abstract

Previous work developed a first-order theory for picking optimal pairs of materials for gradient index (GRIN) achromatic singlets. This work extends that concept to include the addition of a third material to a GRIN blend, to improve performance further. Several ternary-based GRIN lens designs are compared to binary versions. Implications for material development in gradient index optics are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10181, Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR II, 1018108 (11 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2264469
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G. Beadie, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
J. Mait, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
R. A. Flynn, Peak Nano Optics (United States)
P. Milojkovic, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10181:
Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR II
Jay N. Vizgaitis; Bjørn F. Andresen; Peter L. Marasco; Jasbinder S. Sanghera; Miguel P. Snyder, Editor(s)

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