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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1984
  • pp: 2702–2705

Some first-order properties of radial gradient lenses compared to homogeneous lenses

Michael E. Harrigan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 16, pp. 2702-2705 (1984)

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A radial gradient rod is shown to be paraxially equivalent to three air-spaced thin lenses. Formulas for calculating the powers and spacings are given, and some ray traces are compared. The effective aperture stop and entrance pupil are derived.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 2, 1984
Published: August 15, 1984

Michael E. Harrigan, "Some first-order properties of radial gradient lenses compared to homogeneous lenses," Appl. Opt. 23, 2702-2705 (1984)

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