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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2187–2189

Three-element zoom lens with fixed distance between focal points

Antonin Mikš, Jiří Novák, and Pavel Novák  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2187-2189 (2012)

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This work deals with a theoretical analysis of zoom lenses with a fixed distance between focal points. Equations are derived for the primary (paraxial) design of the basic parameters of a three-element zoom lens. It is shown that the number of optical elements for such a lens must be larger than two.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.6110) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial filtering
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(080.2468) Geometric optics : First-order optics

Original Manuscript: January 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2012
Published: June 4, 2012

Antonin Mikš, Jiří Novák, and Pavel Novák, "Three-element zoom lens with fixed distance between focal points," Opt. Lett. 37, 2187-2189 (2012)

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