A method for correcting spherical aberration and coma in fast two-element objectives using high-index materials is discussed. It involves use of an aplanatic lens with a single lens having a minimum spherical aberration and no coma. The method deals only with monochromatic designs. It can be effective in designing high-aperture aplanatic IR objectives. Optical data and performance characteristics of germanium and silicon two-lens systems designed by the proposed method are given.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 8, 1982
Published: January 15, 1983
K. O. G. Varughese, K. K. Banerjee, and R. Hradaynath, "Design of fast aplanatic IR objectives using high refractive-index materials," Appl. Opt. 22, 347-353 (1983)