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, Anthony J. Visconti, James A. Corsetti, James A. Corsetti, Kejia Fang, Kejia Fang, Peter McCarthy, Peter McCarthy, Greg R. Schmidt, Greg R. Schmidt, Duncan T. Moore, 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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