25 November 1993 Achromatic catadioptric Fresnel lenses
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This paper describes catadioptric Fresnel lenses of a single lens material that are free of longitudinal chromatic aberration at all transmitted wavelengths. The design requirements for both convergent and divergent achromatic singlet catadioptric Fresnel lenses are given. A positive achromatic catadioptric doublet, consisting of divergent and convergent catadioptric Fresnel lens elements, is discussed. These microstructured lenses are analyzed using a newly developed non-sequential ray tracing program. An off-axis catadioptric Fresnel lens, for use as a high-aperture light collection system, has been replicated in optical acrylic plastic.
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Dennis F. Vanderwerf, "Achromatic catadioptric Fresnel lenses", Proc. SPIE 2000, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering III, (25 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163633; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163633

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