11 May 2017 Ternary versus binary material systems for gradient index optics
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Previous work developed a first-order theory for picking optimal pairs of materials for gradient index (GRIN) achromatic singlets. This work extends that concept to include the addition of a third material to a GRIN blend, to improve performance further. Several ternary-based GRIN lens designs are compared to binary versions. Implications for material development in gradient index optics are discussed.
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G. Beadie, G. Beadie, J. Mait, J. Mait, R. A. Flynn, R. A. Flynn, P. Milojkovic, P. Milojkovic, } "Ternary versus binary material systems for gradient index optics", Proc. SPIE 10181, Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR II, 1018108 (11 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2264469; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2264469
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