18 September 2007 Rear landscape on steroids
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Some all-spherical designs are presented that are variations of the positive-negative-positive triplet with the stop at the front. Examples include a compact wide angle (60° field of view) near-telecentric lens, as well as super-achromatic, telecentric lenses for the visible to infrared (450-1000nm or 450-2300 nm) and mid-wave and thermal infrared. This design form, loosely thought of as a boosted version of the rear landscape lens, has provided a useful optimization starting point for a variety of designs with different requirements.
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Pantazis Mouroulis, "Rear landscape on steroids", Proc. SPIE 6667, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering VIII, 666706 (18 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.735617; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.735617
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