The general solution presented here yields smooth, continuous, and monotonic refractive-index profiles for Luneburg–Morgan lenses with a boundary index of N > 1. The new formula incorporates an original apparent-immersing method as well as the continuous-deflection-function concept recently developed by one of the authors for the description of waveguide lenses.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 15, 1991
Published: September 1, 1992
J. Sochacki, J. R. Flores, and C. Gómez-Reino, "New method for designing the stigmatically imaging gradient-index lenses of spherical symmetry," Appl. Opt. 31, 5178-5183 (1992)