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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1986
  • pp: 4311–4320

Glass selection for airspaced apochromats using the Buchdahl dispersion equation

Robert D. Sigler  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 23, pp. 4311-4320 (1986)

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The Buchdahl dispersion equation is applied to a system of airspaced thin lenses. The powers, airspaces, and glass dispersion characteristics of a lens system are represented as a series of vectors. The sum of these vectors represents the state of paraxial color correction of the lens system. The vector representation is used as a guide in the selection of glasses for airspaced doublets (dialytes), triplets, and more complex lens systems with apochromatic color correction. Prescriptions and performance data are given.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 12, 1986
Published: December 1, 1986

Robert D. Sigler, "Glass selection for airspaced apochromats using the Buchdahl dispersion equation," Appl. Opt. 25, 4311-4320 (1986)

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