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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 5 — Apr. 29, 2014

Adjustable internal structure for reconstructing gradient index profile of crystalline lens

Mehdi Bahrami, Alexander V. Goncharov, and Barbara K. Pierscionek  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp. 1310-1313 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001310


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Abstract

Employing advanced technologies in studying the crystalline lens of the eye has improved our understanding of the refractive index gradient of the lens. Reconstructing and studying such a complex structure requires models with adaptable internal geometry that can be altered to simulate geometrical and optical changes of the lens with aging. In this Letter, we introduce an optically well-defined, geometrical structure for modeling the gradient refractive index profile of the crystalline lens with the advantage of an adjustable internal structure that is not available with existing models. The refractive index profile assigned to this rotationally symmetric geometry is calculated numerically, yet it is shown that this does not limit the model. The study provides a basis for developing lens models with sophisticated external and internal structures without the need for analytical solutions to calculate refractive index profiles.

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OCIS Codes
(110.2760) Imaging systems : Gradient-index lenses
(080.1753) Geometric optics : Computation methods
(330.7323) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, aging changes
(330.7326) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, modeling

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 27, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2014
Published: February 27, 2014

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Mehdi Bahrami, Alexander V. Goncharov, and Barbara K. Pierscionek, "Adjustable internal structure for reconstructing gradient index profile of crystalline lens," Opt. Lett. 39, 1310-1313 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-5-1310


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