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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3514–3525

Conformal dome aberration correction with gradient index optical elements

Wang Zhang, Shouqian Chen, Chenglong Hao, Honghao Wang, Baojun Zuo, and Zhigang Fan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3514-3525 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.003514


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Abstract

A conformal dome optical system was established and aberration characteristics of the dome were investigated using Zernike aberration theory. The conformal dome was designed with gradient index element. The designing method was introduced and the optimizing results were analyzed in detail. The results show that the Zernike aberrations produced by the conformal dome decreased dramatically. Also, a complete conformal optical system was designed to further illustrate the aberration correction effect of gradient index elements. The results show that the utilization of gradient index optical elements not only improves the imaging quality, but also simplifies the structure of the conformal optical system.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(110.2760) Imaging systems : Gradient-index lenses

ToC Category:
Geometric Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2014
Published: February 6, 2014

Citation
Wang Zhang, Shouqian Chen, Chenglong Hao, Honghao Wang, Baojun Zuo, and Zhigang Fan, "Conformal dome aberration correction with gradient index optical elements," Opt. Express 22, 3514-3525 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-3514


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