25 November 1993 Imaging characteristics of radial gradient index lenses
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Using the solution of the ray equations for a radial gradient index medium, the caustic merit function for a plane wave incidence upon a singlet lens is evaluated and averaged over the entrance pupil. Then, the optical performance of this lens is investigated in the view of the dependence of this function on the lens parameters. Also, the efficiency of this lens for coupling energy from a source to a detector, located at the vertex of the rear surface of this lens, is evaluated for the incidence of plane and spherical waves upon such a lens.
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A. M. Kassim, A. M. Kassim, David L. Shealy, David L. Shealy, } "Imaging characteristics of radial gradient index lenses", Proc. SPIE 2000, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering III, (25 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163662; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163662

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