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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1988
  • pp: 459–464

Use of the YӮ diagram in GRIN rod design

Michael E. Harrigan, Robert P. Loce, and John Rogers  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 459-464 (1988)

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The YӮ diagram of Delano is applied to the design of gradient-index rods and is used to explain GRIN rod vignetting. Several detailed design examples are given which show how to use the diagram for GRIN rods. The YӮ diagram is a particularly useful tool to explore potential solutions involving diameter constraints and equips one with a rapid nonalgebraic investigation method.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 2, 1987
Published: February 1, 1988

Michael E. Harrigan, Robert P. Loce, and John Rogers, "Use of the Y−Ӯ diagram in GRIN rod design," Appl. Opt. 27, 459-464 (1988)

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