27 September 2008 Wavefront-coded zoom lens with a single moving element
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Traditional zoom lens designs employ multiple moving lens elements to provide simultaneous control of focal length and focal plane. We present an example of a simplified and compact zoom lens design by employing a single moving element to control only the focal length. In this zoom lens, wavefront coding is used to control the defocus. We describe the principles of operation with special attention to image processing. We simulate imaging and image restoration capabilities and present that the zoom lens provides high imaging quality.
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Mads Demenikov, Ewan Findlay, Andrew R. Harvey, "Wavefront-coded zoom lens with a single moving element", Proc. SPIE 7100, Optical Design and Engineering III, 71000D (27 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.797756; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.797756

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