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Monochromatic and chromatic aberrations of the thin refractive variable-focus lens
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Paper Abstract

We present an approach to an analysis of the third order monochromatic and chromatic aberrations of thin refractive fluid lenses with a variable focal length. A detailed theoretical analysis is performed for a simple variable-focus lens and formulas are derived for an optical design of such lenses. Aberration coefficients of the third order of the variable-focus lens can be completely characterized by three parameters which depend only on refractive indices of fluids forming the variable-focus lens. The calculations are provided for Varioptic lens Arctic-416. Potential applications for a primary optical design of modern liquid lens-based optical systems are emphasized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8167, Optical Design and Engineering IV, 81671P (22 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896782
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Antonin Miks, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Jiri Novak, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Pavel Novak, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8167:
Optical Design and Engineering IV
Jean-Luc M. Tissot; Laurent Mazuray; Rolf Wartmann; Jeffrey M. Raynor; Andrew Wood, Editor(s)

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