Chromatic effects of radial gradient-index materials have been analyzed, and several important conclusions have been derived in terms of material dispersion data. The use of Buchdahl dispersion data, both for base glass materials and ion-exchange pairs, provides some simple relationships for chromatic aberration and helps in selecting suitable materials for producing achromatic radial gradient-index lenses.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 3, 1995
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 1995
Published: March 1, 1996
K. Siva Rama Krishna and Anurag Sharma, "Chromatic aberrations of radial gradient-index lenses. I. Theory," Appl. Opt. 35, 1032-1036 (1996)