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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 29, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 1990
  • pp: 3992–3997

Current status of aplanatic gradient-index lens systems

Ichiro Kitano  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 28, pp. 3992-3997 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.003992


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Abstract

A gradient index (GRIN) lens, when processed by a spherical curvature at its endface, yields the equivalent aspheric effect, if the curvature is adequately optimized with refractive index distribution coefficients. Aplanatic lens systems of infinite or finite conjugates can be made by utilizing the new type of GRIN lens.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 16, 1989
Published: October 1, 1990

Citation
Ichiro Kitano, "Current status of aplanatic gradient-index lens systems," Appl. Opt. 29, 3992-3997 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-29-28-3992


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