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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1986
  • pp: 2613–2619

Estimation of the fourth-order index coefficient of GRIN-rod lenses

Toyokazu Sakamoto  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 15, pp. 2613-2619 (1986)

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The fourth-order index coefficients of GRIN-rod lenses are estimated using the magnitudes of the third-order wave-front spherical aberration reported by Cline and Jander and with the relationship between the third-order wave-front spherical aberration and the fourth-order index coefficient derived for the model of a near one-quarter pitch GRIN-rod lens in a double-pass configuration using the optical path length which is found analytically by algebraic manipulation of the asymptotic solution for the meridional ray equation derived by Streifer and Paxton.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 19, 1986
Published: August 1, 1986

Toyokazu Sakamoto, "Estimation of the fourth-order index coefficient of GRIN-rod lenses," Appl. Opt. 25, 2613-2619 (1986)

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