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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 1 — Jan. 13, 2014
  • pp: 1193–1202

Adaptive dispersion formula for index interpolation and chromatic aberration correction

Chia-Ling Li and José Sasián  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 1193-1202 (2014)

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This paper defines and discusses a glass dispersion formula that is adaptive. The formula exhibits superior convergence with a minimum number of coefficients. Using this formula we rationalize the correction of chromatic aberration per spectrum order. We compare the formula with the Sellmeier and Buchdahl formulas for glasses in the Schott catalogue. The six coefficient adaptive formula is found to be the most accurate with an average maximum index of refraction error of 2.91 × 10−6 within the visible band.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

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Original Manuscript: November 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 1, 2014
Published: January 10, 2014

Chia-Ling Li and José Sasián, "Adaptive dispersion formula for index interpolation and chromatic aberration correction," Opt. Express 22, 1193-1202 (2014)

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