We establish the equation of distribution of the refractive index of Maxwell fish-eye spherical lenses and report fabrication of Maxwell fish-eye spherical lenses using optical glasses. The distribution profiles are discussed for the process of ion exchanging, and the experimental results accord with the theoretical analysis.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Optical Design and Fabrication
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 27, 2007
Published: February 8, 2008
Hao Lv, Bangren Shi, Lijun Guo, and Aimei Liu, "Fabrication of Maxwell fish-eye spherical lenses and research on distribution profiles of gradient refractive index," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 609-611 (2008)