A compact and modular optical system that employs gradient-refractive-index rod lenses to image arrays of Lambertian sources is characterized both experimentally and by ray-tracing simulations. A hybrid optical system that incorporates additional microlens arrays to reduce transmittance losses and aberrations is also modeled, and the two systems are compared.
© 1997 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 22, 1996
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 1997
Published: May 10, 1997
, "Compact optical imaging system for arrays of optical thyristors," Appl. Opt. 36, 3070-3078 (1997)