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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1983
  • pp: 2413–2415

Optical performance of a diffraction-limited molded-glass biaspheric lens

Richard O. Maschmeyer, Robert M. Hujar, Larry L. Carpenter, Bryan W. Nicholson, and Edward F. Vozenilek  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 16, pp. 2413-2415 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.002413


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Abstract

Optical performance results are reported for a molded-glass biaspheric lens. The 6-mm optical diam lens is intended for use in a laser-based optical disk application. The design with fabrication tolerances has an expected on-axis transmitted wave-front performance of 0.06-wave rms optical path difference (OPD) when tested at 0.6328 μm and a numerical aperture of 0.45. Transmitted wave-front aberrations were measured on actual molded lenses using a heterodyne interferometer. Typical performance was 0.05–0.08-wave rms-OPD. Experimental results involving mold rotation indicate that lens performance is primarily limited by a surface figure accuracy of one of the molds.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: March 9, 1983
Published: August 15, 1983

Citation
Richard O. Maschmeyer, Robert M. Hujar, Larry L. Carpenter, Bryan W. Nicholson, and Edward F. Vozenilek, "Optical performance of a diffraction-limited molded-glass biaspheric lens," Appl. Opt. 22, 2413-2415 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-16-2413

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