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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1363–1365

Design and fabrication of a dual-element off-axis near-eye optical magnifier

Ozan Cakmakci and Jannick Rolland  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1363-1365 (2007)

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The key contribution is the design, analysis, and fabrication of a dual-element off-axis magnifier to improve the state of the art in catadioptric magnifiers. The catadioptric magnifier is composed of a free-form mirror and a lens with a diffractive optical element. A monocular magnifier was prototyped, to our knowledge for the first time, with the specifications of an 8 mm exit pupil, 20° diagonal full field of view, 15 mm eye clearance, 1.5 arcmin resolution, and operating in the photopic visual regime.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: December 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2007
Published: April 24, 2007

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Ozan Cakmakci and Jannick Rolland, "Design and fabrication of a dual-element off-axis near-eye optical magnifier," Opt. Lett. 32, 1363-1365 (2007)

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