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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1976
  • pp: 2817–2820

Effects of edge-rounding on geodesic lenses

Van E. Wood  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 2817-2820 (1976)

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The effects of rounding of the edge on the focal properties of spherical-depression geodesic lenses are calculated. The focal length for paraxial rays is increased very slightly for slight rounding. For greater rounding, a decrease in focal length results from the increased optical path. Edge-rounding has very little effect on lens aberrations.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 1, 1976
Published: November 1, 1976

Van E. Wood, "Effects of edge-rounding on geodesic lenses," Appl. Opt. 15, 2817-2820 (1976)

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