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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1197–1199

Schematic eye with a gradient-index lens and aspheric surfaces

Damian Siedlecki, Henryk Kasprzak, and Barbara K. Pierscionek  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 1197-1199 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001197


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Abstract

A new schematic eye with aspheric surfaces and a radially varying refractive-index distribution lens is proposed. Image quality and spherical aberration are determined by use of ray tracing, and the results are presented as spot diagrams and compared with five existing model eyes. The proposed model provides the best image quality and lowest spherical aberration.

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OCIS Codes
(110.2760) Imaging systems : Gradient-index lenses
(170.4460) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(330.5370) Vision, color, and visual optics : Physiological optics

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Damian Siedlecki, Henryk Kasprzak, and Barbara K. Pierscionek, "Schematic eye with a gradient-index lens and aspheric surfaces," Opt. Lett. 29, 1197-1199 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-11-1197


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