18 September 2013 Design method for color-corrected layered spherical lenses
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We consider the problem of designing imaging lenses consisting of thin, concentric, spherical annuli, each having a constant refractive index at a specified wavelength. For single-wavelength designs, we describe a recursive algorithm capable of generating the annular layer structure required to achieve arbitrarily low aberration levels, based on a specified structure of the outer layers. For the design of color-corrected lenses, we show how the single-wavelength design method can provide a parsimonious parametrization scheme that can be used in conjunction with a global optimization process to search for designs exhibiting minimal aberrations over the desired waveband of operation and that also satisfy design constraints.
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Narkis Shatz, Narkis Shatz, John Bortz, John Bortz, "Design method for color-corrected layered spherical lenses", Proc. SPIE 8834, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration X, 88340G (18 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023736; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2023736
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