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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 23989–23996

Analysis of three-element zoom lens based on refractive variable-focus lenses

Antonin Miks and Jiri Novak  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 23989-23996 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.023989


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Abstract

Traditional optical systems with variable optical characteristics are composed of several optical elements that can be shifted with respect to each other mechanically. A motorized change of position of individual elements (or group of elements) then makes possible to achieve desired optical properties of such zoom lens systems. A disadvantage of such systems is the fact that individual elements of these optical systems have to move very precisely, which results in high requirements on mechanical construction of such optical systems. Our work is focused on a paraxial and aberration analysis of possible optical designs of three-element zoom lens systems based on variable-focus (tunable-focus) lenses with a variable focal length. First order chromatic aberrations of the variable-focus lenses are also described. Computer simulation examples are presented to show that such zoom lens systems without motorized movements of lenses appear to be promising for the next-generation of zoom lens design.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: August 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2011
Published: November 10, 2011

Citation
Antonin Miks and Jiri Novak, "Analysis of three-element zoom lens based on refractive variable-focus lenses," Opt. Express 19, 23989-23996 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-24-23989


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