Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Advanced Optical Technologies

Editor-in-Chief: Pfeffer, Michael

CiteScore 2018: 1.42

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.499
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 1.346

In co-publication with THOSS Media GmbH

See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 1, Issue 1-2


Optical design of camera optics for mobile phones

Thomas Steinich / Vladan Blahnik


At present, compact camera modules are included in many mobile electronic devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants or tablet computers. They have various uses, from snapshots of everyday situations to capturing barcodes for product information. This paper presents an overview of the key design challenges and some typical solutions. A lens design for a mobile phone camera is compared to a downscaled 35 mm format lens to demonstrate the main differences in optical design. Particular attention is given to scaling effects.

Keywords: aspheric surfaces; mobile phone cameras; optical design

About the article

Corresponding author

Received: 2012-01-09

Accepted: 2012-02-20

Published in Print: 2012-03-01

Citation Information: Advanced Optical Technologies, Volume 1, Issue 1-2, Pages 51–58, ISSN (Online) 2192-8584, ISSN (Print) 2192-8576, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aot-2012-0002.

Export Citation

©2012 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston.Get Permission

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

Chang-Yun Lee, Sang-Won Hyun, Young-Jin Kim, and Seung-Woo Kim
Optical Engineering, 2016, Volume 55, Number 9, Page 091404
Milan Maksimovic
Optical Engineering, 2016, Volume 55, Number 7, Page 071203

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in