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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 9726–9735

SMS-based optimization strategy for ultra-compact SWIR telephoto lens design

Wang Lin, Pablo Benítez, Juan C. Miñano, José M. Infante, Guillermo Biot, and Marta de la Fuente  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 9726-9735 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.009726


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Abstract

A new optical design strategy for rotational aspheres using very few parameters is presented. It consists of using the SMS method to design the aspheres embedded in a system with additional simpler surfaces (such as spheres, parabolas or other conics) and optimizing the free-parameters. Although the SMS surfaces are designed using only meridian rays, skew rays have proven to be well controlled within the optimization. In the end, the SMS surfaces are expanded using Forbes series and then a second optimization process is carried out with these SMS surfaces as a starting point. The method has been applied to a telephoto lens design in the SWIR band, achieving ultra-compact designs with an excellent performance.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(080.4035) Geometric optics : Mirror system design

History
Original Manuscript: February 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2012
Published: April 13, 2012

Citation
Wang Lin, Pablo Benítez, Juan C. Miñano, José M. Infante, Guillermo Biot, and Marta de la Fuente, "SMS-based optimization strategy for ultra-compact SWIR telephoto lens design," Opt. Express 20, 9726-9735 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-9-9726


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