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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1980
  • pp: 1076–1080

Design of gradient-index spherical lenses for optical pickup systems

K. Kikuchi, S. Ishihara, H. Shimizu, and J. Shimada  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 1076-1080 (1980)

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Aberration of large numerical-aperture gradient-index lenses for optical pickup systems can be corrected with spherical surfaces whose curvatures are chosen corresponding to the measured values of the fourth- and sixth-order refractive-index coefficients.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 10, 1979
Published: April 1, 1980

K. Kikuchi, S. Ishihara, H. Shimizu, and J. Shimada, "Design of gradient-index spherical lenses for optical pickup systems," Appl. Opt. 19, 1076-1080 (1980)

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