OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Vol. 44, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2005
  • pp: 512–518

Reduction of the distortion of diffractive-gradient-index high-resolution objectives

Evgeniy G. Ezhov, Grigoriy I. Greisukh, and Sergei A. Stepanov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 4, pp. 512-518 (2005)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (137 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



The possibility of multiple reductions of the distortion of high-resolution monochromats that consist of diffractive and radial gradient-index lenses is shown. The desirable effect is achieved by mutual compensation of various order members. Design parameters and the field performances of objectives that confirm the effectiveness of a method, are presented.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(110.2760) Imaging systems : Gradient-index lenses
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses

Original Manuscript: March 7, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2004
Published: February 1, 2005

Evgeniy G. Ezhov, Grigoriy I. Greisukh, and Sergei A. Stepanov, "Reduction of the distortion of diffractive-gradient-index high-resolution objectives," Appl. Opt. 44, 512-518 (2005)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. G. I. Greisukh, E. G. Ezhov, S. A. Stepanov, “Aberration properties and performance of a new diffractive-gradient-index high-resolution objective,” Appl. Opt. 40, 2730–2735 (2001). [CrossRef]
  2. G. I. Greisukh, E. G. Ezhov, S. A. Stepanov, “High-resolution diffraction-gradient objective,” J. Opt. Technol. 68, 212–214 (2001). [CrossRef]
  3. G. I. Greisukh, E. G. Ezhov, S. A. Stepanov, “Computer-aided design for gradient-index and diffractive-gradient-index high-resolution objectives,” in Automation, Control, and Information Technology, M. N. Hamza, O. I. Potaturkin, Yu. I. Shokin, eds., proceedings of the IASTED international conference (ACTA Press, Calgary, Canada, 2002), pp. 1–4.
  4. G. I. Greisukh, S. T. Bobrov, S. A. Stepanov, Optics of Diffractive and Gradient-Index Elements and Systems (SPIE Press, Bellingham, Wash., 1997).
  5. P. J. Sands, “Third-order aberrations of inhomogeneous lenses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 1436–1443 (1970). [CrossRef]
  6. D. T. Moore, P. J. Sands, “Third-order aberrations of inhomogeneous lenses with cylindrical index distributions,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 1195–1201 (1971). [CrossRef]
  7. S. D. Fantone, “Fifth-order aberration theory of gradient-index optics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 73, 1149–1161 (1983). [CrossRef]
  8. A. Gupta, K. Thyagarjan, I. C. Goyal, A. K. Ghatak, “Theory of fifth-order aberration of graded-index media,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1320–1325 (1976). [CrossRef]
  9. E. W. Marchand, “Fifth-order analysis of GRIN lenses,” Appl. Opt. 24, 4371–4374 (1985). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. E. W. Marchand, “Rapid ray tracing in radial gradients,” Appl. Opt. 27, 465–467 (1988). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. F. Bociort, J. Kross, “New ray-tracing method for radial gradient-index lenses,” in Lens and Optical Systems Design, H. Zuegge, ed., Proc. SPIE1780, 216–225 (1993).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 4 Fig. 5

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited