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Dispersion sensitivity of large-scale axial gradient index glass for spherochromat doublets
Author(s): Paul K. Manhart; Boyd V. Hunter; Richard Blankenbecler
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Paper Abstract

Bi-AGRIN cemented doublets, super corrected for zero axial color, spherical aberration and sphero-chromatism can show polychromatic performance in the range of 0.004 waves PV or better at the red and blue wavelengths for speeds up to F/2. These doublets are comprised of two elements of axial gradient index glass. The crown and flint elements are each designed with separate and distinct gradient glass lines, giving each element an axial gradient in refractive index and dispersion. This paper examines one design and its performance sensitivity to dispersion modeling via the Buchdahl and Sellmeier dispersion equations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3779, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering VIII, (5 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368208
Show Author Affiliations
Paul K. Manhart, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)
Boyd V. Hunter, LightPath Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Richard Blankenbecler, Stanford Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3779:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering VIII
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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