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Super broadband achromatic lenses extending from the visible to the mid-infrared
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Paper Abstract

Refractive lenses that offer color correction over a wide spectral range often rely on a complex design with multiple elements to reduce chromatic aberration. In this work we demonstrate a two-element lens design with achromaticity spanning the visible to the mid-infrared. The air-spaced doublet designed from commercially available materials show significant reduction in spot size and chromatic shift compared to single lens alternatives. The lenses were tested on a beam-scanning sum-frequency generation (SFG) microscope to validate the improved optical performance. Though standard practice is to use reflective components for ultra-broadband applications, limitations in performance, particularly at off-axis field angles, provide merit for the use of broadband refractive focusing optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2019
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 10914, Optical Components and Materials XVI, 109141B (27 February 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2510293
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Adam Hanninen, Trestle Optics, LLC (United States)
Eric O. Potma, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10914:
Optical Components and Materials XVI
Shibin Jiang; Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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