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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1983
  • pp: 3064–3069

GRIN lens profile measurement by ray trace analysis

Toyokazu Sakamoto  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 19, pp. 3064-3069 (1983)

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A fifth-order algebraic formula is derived for the axial deviation of the ray observed behind the GRIN lens exit face, whose expansion coefficients characterize the coefficients up to sixth-order in the index profile of a GRIN lens with arbitrary length; the index coefficients up to sixth-order of a near one-quarter pitch lens are estimated with the formula. The proposed technique would be useful for the evaluation of a GRIN lens with larger spherical aberrations and a longer GRIN rod.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 25, 1983
Published: October 1, 1983

Toyokazu Sakamoto, "GRIN lens profile measurement by ray trace analysis," Appl. Opt. 22, 3064-3069 (1983)

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