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.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 7, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2004
Published: December 10, 2004
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)