Title: Potential benefits of free-form optics in on-axis imaging applications with high aspect ratio
Authors: Duerr, Fabian ×
Meuret, Youri
Thienpont, Hugo #
Issue Date: 16-Dec-2013
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Series Title: Optics Express vol:21 issue:25 pages:31072-31081
Article number: 200472
Abstract: Including free-form optical components in imaging systems
provides numerous opportunities for enhanced performance and compact,
lightweight packaging. This applies especially to the use of free-form optics
in off-axis imaging applications. In case of on-axis imaging, rotationally
symmetric lenses are typically used, as they greatly simplify the design and
manufacturing process. However, for imaging applications with high aspect
ratio, free-form optics can help to provide solutions with clearly better
overall imaging performance. For such cases, the ray tracing simulations
in this work demonstrate superior imaging performance of basic free-form
lenses in comparison to conventional rotationally symmetric lenses, each
consisting of two surfaces.
ISSN: 1094-4087
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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