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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011

Flooded mask for underwater and above-water vision

Luca Mercatelli, Elisa Sani, Paola Sansoni, Franco Francini, Daniela Fontani, and David Jafrancesco  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 31, pp. 6134-6138 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.006134


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Abstract

An innovative flooded mask allows seeing both in air and underwater, thus overcoming the drawbacks of commercially available masks. The underwater telescope scheme is applied to a new flooded scuba mask obtaining correct eyesight in both underwater and above-water conditions. Optical design analyses and a test campaign on a sample of free divers have demonstrated that the mask is able to provide a well- corrected vision in both conditions. Three prototypes, with increasing optical performances, have been optically and mechanically optimized and then realized.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(330.1070) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - acuity
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 22, 2010
Published: October 28, 2010

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Vol. 6, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Luca Mercatelli, Elisa Sani, Paola Sansoni, Franco Francini, Daniela Fontani, and David Jafrancesco, "Flooded mask for underwater and above-water vision," Appl. Opt. 49, 6134-6138 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-31-6134

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