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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1989
  • pp: 4996–4998

Scaling laws for lens systems

Adolf W. Lohmann  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 23, pp. 4996-4998 (1989)

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Situations exist in the area of optical information processing where one may choose between either a single large lens or many small lenslets side by side. The choice will be influenced by many parameters, among others by the space-bandwidth product SW. The SW is an upper limit for the number of data channels which can be handled in parallel. Hence, we investigate the scaling behavior of the space-bandwidth product. Professional lens designers sometimes have viewpoints different from those of designers of systems for digital optics. That fact may justify this investigation, performed by a nonlens designer.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 6, 1989
Published: December 1, 1989

Adolf W. Lohmann, "Scaling laws for lens systems," Appl. Opt. 28, 4996-4998 (1989)

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