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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: 494–497

Primary chromatic aberrations of a diffractive lens on finite substrate

Ujjal Dutta and Lakshminarayan Hazra  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 4, pp. 494-497 (2012)

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In this report, we present an analysis for the primary chromatic aberrations of a diffractive lens on a spherically curved substrate having nonunity refractive index. This analysis facilitates achieving an optimal thin lens layout during structural design of the diffractive lens with prespecified targets for primary chromatic aberrations. Sets of nomographs that provide ready estimates for these aberrations are also given.

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OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: August 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2011
Published: January 27, 2012

Ujjal Dutta and Lakshminarayan Hazra, "Primary chromatic aberrations of a diffractive lens on finite substrate," Appl. Opt. 51, 494-497 (2012)

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