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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1444–1446

Method for designing an arbitrary continuous refracting surface with specified property of wavefronts conversion

Hongtao Gao, Chunlei Du, and Yudong Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1444-1446 (2007)

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A method is proposed for designing an arbitrary continuous refracting surface that can realize conversion between two specified distributions of wavefront. Optimization technique is avoided by solving a partial differential equation governing the surface-profile function. This equation is obtained using the property of congruence and the law of refraction, and its solution in this special case is found to be the same as that obtained in wavefront conjugation. A method based on finding the local coefficients of the surface is developed to solve the equation numerically, and an example is given to illustrate its feasibility.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(220.1250) Optical design and fabrication : Aspherics
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: January 29, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2007
Published: May 1, 2007

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Hongtao Gao, Chunlei Du, and Yudong Zhang, "Method for designing an arbitrary continuous refracting surface with specified property of wavefronts conversion," Opt. Lett. 32, 1444-1446 (2007)

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