2 August 2013 Eyepiece designs with radial and spherical polymer gradient-index optical elements
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Radial and spherical polymer gradient-index (GRIN) eyepiece designs are presented. The chromatic behavior of GRIN profiles is constrained to real material properties of a polymethyl methacrylate polystyrene copolymer gradient-index system. Single-element, two-element, and multielement eyepiece design configurations each demonstrate significant spot diameter and modulation transfer function performance improvements with the use of a GRIN element. A high-performance spherical GRIN eyepiece design, with 48-deg full field-of-view and 3% distortion, is compared to a similar homogeneous glass solution.
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Anthony J. Visconti, James A. Corsetti, Kejia Fang, Peter McCarthy, Greg R. Schmidt, Duncan T. Moore, "Eyepiece designs with radial and spherical polymer gradient-index optical elements," Optical Engineering 52(11), 112102 (2 August 2013). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.52.11.112102 . Submission:

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