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Applied Optics


  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 32–37

Design of macro-filter-lens with simultaneous chromatic and geometric aberration correction

Dilip K. Prasad and Michael S. Brown  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 1, pp. 32-37 (2014)

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A macro-filter-lens design that can correct for chromatic and geometric aberrations simultaneously while providing for a long focal length is presented. The filter is easy to fabricate since it involves two spherical surfaces and a planar surface. Chromatic aberration correction is achieved by making all the rays travel the same optical distance inside the filter element (negative meniscus). Geometric aberration is corrected for by the lens element (plano–convex), which makes the output rays parallel to the optic axis. This macro-filter-lens design does not need additional macro lenses and it provides an inexpensive and optically good (aberration compensated) solution for macro imaging of objects not placed close to the camera.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1000) Holography : Aberration compensation
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(350.2450) Other areas of optics : Filters, absorption

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2013
Published: December 23, 2013

Dilip K. Prasad and Michael S. Brown, "Design of macro-filter-lens with simultaneous chromatic and geometric aberration correction," Appl. Opt. 53, 32-37 (2014)

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