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Title: Miniature hybrid optical imaging lens

Abstract

A miniature lens system that corrects for imaging and chromatic aberrations, the lens system being fabricated from primarily commercially-available components. A first element at the input to a lens housing is an aperture stop. A second optical element is a refractive element with a diffractive element closely coupled to, or formed a part of, the rear surface of the refractive element. Spaced closely to the diffractive element is a baffle to limit the area of the image, and this is closely followed by a second refractive lens element to provide the final correction. The image, corrected for aberrations exits the last lens element to impinge upon a detector plane were is positioned any desired detector array. The diffractive element is fabricated according to an equation that includes, as variables, the design wavelength, the index of refraction and the radius from an optical axis of the lens system components.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
  2. Knoxville, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
871199
Patent Number(s):
5680252
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
miniature; hybrid; optical; imaging; lens; corrects; chromatic; aberrations; fabricated; primarily; commercially-available; components; element; input; housing; aperture; stop; refractive; diffractive; closely; coupled; formed; rear; surface; spaced; baffle; limit; image; followed; provide; final; correction; corrected; exits; impinge; detector; plane; positioned; desired; array; according; equation; variables; design; wavelength; index; refraction; radius; axis; optical axis; optical imaging; rear surface; optical element; detector array; diffractive element; closely coupled; active element; refractive element; spaced close; spaced closely; fabricated according; hybrid optical; imaging lens; chromatic aberration; lens element; /359/

Citation Formats

Sitter, Jr., David N., and Simpson, Marc L. Miniature hybrid optical imaging lens. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Sitter, Jr., David N., & Simpson, Marc L. Miniature hybrid optical imaging lens. United States.
Sitter, Jr., David N., and Simpson, Marc L. Wed . "Miniature hybrid optical imaging lens". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871199.
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abstractNote = {A miniature lens system that corrects for imaging and chromatic aberrations, the lens system being fabricated from primarily commercially-available components. A first element at the input to a lens housing is an aperture stop. A second optical element is a refractive element with a diffractive element closely coupled to, or formed a part of, the rear surface of the refractive element. Spaced closely to the diffractive element is a baffle to limit the area of the image, and this is closely followed by a second refractive lens element to provide the final correction. The image, corrected for aberrations exits the last lens element to impinge upon a detector plane were is positioned any desired detector array. The diffractive element is fabricated according to an equation that includes, as variables, the design wavelength, the index of refraction and the radius from an optical axis of the lens system components.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
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