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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 6 — Apr. 8, 2010

Comparison of the efficiency, MTF and chromatic properties of four diffractive bifocal intraocular lens designs

Fannie Castignoles, Manuel Flury, and Thierry Lepine  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 5245-5256 (2010)

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The aim of this paper is to compare the properties of four different profiles which can be used as multifocal intraocular lens. The Hankel transform based on the theory of scalar diffraction is applied to a binary profile, a parabolic one, a parabolic profile with holes, and finally a sinusoidal one. This enables to study the various distributions of the diffractive efficiencies and the axial chromatism. The image quality is evaluated by means of simulations of the MTFs with Zemax®. Finally we propose a new way to graphically synthesize all the properties of these lenses, using a radar graph.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(330.1800) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - contrast sensitivity
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: December 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2010
Published: February 26, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Fannie Castignoles, Manuel Flury, and Thierry Lepine, "Comparison of the efficiency, MTF and chromatic properties of four diffractive bifocal intraocular lens designs," Opt. Express 18, 5245-5256 (2010)

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