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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1277–1281

One-radius triplets

Antonı́n Mikš  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 7, pp. 1277-1281 (2002)

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The one-radius triplet is an optical system that consists of three lenses. Either the radii of curvature of the lenses have the same absolute value or one radius of curvature has an infinitely large value. The advantage of such optical systems is that their production cost is less than that of systems with ordinary triplets. Here a theory of one-radius triplets is described and tables of parameters for their modification are provided. Residual aberrations are given for several selected triplets. One-radius triplets are suitable for use in laser technology and metrology.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

Original Manuscript: February 8, 2001
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2001
Published: March 1, 2002

Antonı́n Mikš, "One-radius triplets," Appl. Opt. 41, 1277-1281 (2002)

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  1. A. Mikš, “One radius doublet,” Fine Mech. Opt. 24, 115–118 (1979).
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  4. A. Mikš, “Modified relations for calculation of third order aberrations for thin lenses in Coddington variables,” Fine Mech. Opt. 23, 57–58 (1978).

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