An approach for designing and optimizing optical systems with gradient-index elements constrained to real material properties is detailed. Any two-component GRIN system can be modeled with these tools, providing a way to explore new design spaces.
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P. McCarthy and D. T. Moore, "Optical Design with Gradient-Index Elements Constrained to Real Material Properties," in Imaging and Applied Optics Technical Papers, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper OTu4D.2.
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