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  • Vol. 67, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1977
  • pp: 1137–1143

Design of single element gradient-index collimator

Duncan T. Moore  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 67, Issue 9, pp. 1137-1143 (1977)

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Gradient-index materials will provide new valuable degrees of freedom for the lens designer. The gradientindex single element lens is studied in terms of its third-order aberration coefficients, ray-trace analysis, and wave-front error.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

Duncan T. Moore, "Design of single element gradient-index collimator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 1137-1143 (1977)

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  1. D. T. Moore, "Design of Singlets with Continuously Varying Indices of Refractions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 886–894 (1971).
  2. D. T. Moore and P. J. Sands, "Optical System Comprising a Singlet Element Having a Continuously Varying Index of Refraction," U.S. Patent No. 3729253, April 1973.
  3. D. Malacara, "Two Lenses to Collimate Red Laser Light," Appl. Opt. 4, 1652 (1965).
  4. D. T. Moore, "Aberration Correction Using Index Gradients," M. S. thesis (University of Rochester, 1971) p. 1–16.
  5. D. T. Moore, "Ray Tracing in Gradient-Index Media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 45 (1975).
  6. The design, evaluation, and tolerance analysis were carried out using the ADIOS Gradient-Index Lens Design Program. Information concerning the details of this program can be obtained by writing to the author of this paper.

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