2 August 2013 Design and fabrication of a polymer gradient-index optical element for a high-performance eyepiece
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A 40-deg full field-of-view high-performance eyepiece design utilizing a polymer spherical gradient-index (GRIN) optical element is presented. In the design process, the GRIN lens material is constrained to current manufacturing capabilities. Several spherical GRIN lens blanks are fabricated from a thermoformable axial GRIN polymethyl methacrylate polystyrene copolymer material. One is diamond turned into a lens for the eyepiece, and the additional blanks are used to characterize the fabrication process. The spherical GRIN profile is evaluated in the original design, and a tolerance analysis is provided.
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Anthony J. Visconti, Anthony J. Visconti, Kejia Fang, Kejia Fang, James A. Corsetti, James A. Corsetti, Peter McCarthy, Peter McCarthy, Greg R. Schmidt, Greg R. Schmidt, Duncan T. Moore, Duncan T. Moore, } "Design and fabrication of a polymer gradient-index optical element for a high-performance eyepiece," Optical Engineering 52(11), 112107 (2 August 2013). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.52.11.112107 . Submission:
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