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  • Vol. 66, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1976
  • pp: 1317–1320

Primary aberrations of meniscus Fresnel lenses

Erwin Delano  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 66, Issue 12, pp. 1317-1320 (1976)

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Mathematical expressions for the primary aberrations of a thin, meniscus Fresnel lens (grooved on both surfaces) are derived and compared to the corresponding expressions for the case of a thin, flat Fresnel lens. It is shown that the only aberrations that differ are spherical aberration and line coma, both of which are independent of stop position. Moreover, a meniscus Fresnel lens has an additional degree of freedom available for aberration correction. Some applications of the theory are discussed.

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Erwin Delano, "Primary aberrations of meniscus Fresnel lenses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1317-1320 (1976)

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  1. E. Delano, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 459 (1974).
  2. Note that the values of ΔSl* and ΔS2l* given in Eqs. (11) are not to be confused with the values given in Eqs. (30) and (31) in I, which refer to the effect of figuring, and which is independent of the effect of using a meniscus.

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