Lens with maximum power occupying a given cylindrical volume

Patrick J. Reardon, Russell A. Chipman

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This paper describes a method by which designs for high power lenses, and lenses constrained to very short spaces can be evaluated or started. First, the fundamentally highest power refractive lens is presented. Then, the paraxial properties of this lens are fully described, followed by a brief third order analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-239
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1990
EventInternational Lens Design Conference - Monterey, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 11 1990Jun 14 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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