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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1985
  • pp: 4288–4296

Photocopy reduction arrays: design and analysis

Jill F. Goldenberg, Joseph J. Miceli, and Duncan T. Moore  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 24, pp. 4288-4296 (1985)

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Third-order aberration theory is extended to analyze gradient-index arrays. This theory is used to design a reduction array for photocopy applications. An array with untilted endfaces is designed and shown to have better image quality than previously designed arrays.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 27, 1984
Published: December 15, 1985

Jill F. Goldenberg, Joseph J. Miceli, and Duncan T. Moore, "Photocopy reduction arrays: design and analysis," Appl. Opt. 24, 4288-4296 (1985)

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