22 September 2011 Monochromatic and chromatic aberrations of the thin refractive variable-focus lens
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Abstract
We present an approach to an analysis of the third order monochromatic and chromatic aberrations of thin refractive fluid lenses with a variable focal length. A detailed theoretical analysis is performed for a simple variable-focus lens and formulas are derived for an optical design of such lenses. Aberration coefficients of the third order of the variable-focus lens can be completely characterized by three parameters which depend only on refractive indices of fluids forming the variable-focus lens. The calculations are provided for Varioptic lens Arctic-416. Potential applications for a primary optical design of modern liquid lens-based optical systems are emphasized.
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Antonin Miks, Antonin Miks, Jiri Novak, Jiri Novak, Pavel Novak, Pavel Novak, } "Monochromatic and chromatic aberrations of the thin refractive variable-focus lens", Proc. SPIE 8167, Optical Design and Engineering IV, 81671P (22 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896782; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.896782
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