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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 7 — Jul. 16, 2007

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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001363


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Abstract

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

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

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Vol. 2, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-11-1363


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