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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2004
  • pp: 6380–6383

Combinational System of a Truncated Ball Lens and a Hyperbolic Lens for Collimating a Highly Divergent Source

Lee C. Chen, Andy L. Y. Low, and Su F. Chien  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 35, pp. 6380-6383 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.006380


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Abstract

We propose the use of a truncated ball lens in a collimating system to transform a spherical wave from a highly divergent source into a plane wave. The proposed scheme, which incorporates a hyperbolic lens, is discussed, and the overall system is found to have a large acceptance angle and to be free of spherical aberration. Diffraction and polarization effects are neglected, as well as skew rays.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design

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Lee C. Chen, Andy L. Y. Low, and Su F. Chien, "Combinational System of a Truncated Ball Lens and a Hyperbolic Lens for Collimating a Highly Divergent Source," Appl. Opt. 43, 6380-6383 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-35-6380


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