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Advanced Optical Technologies

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Volume 5, Issue 3


Breathing life into aspheric dreams

Ulrike Fuchs / Sven R. Kiontke
Published Online: 2016-06-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aot-2016-0018


Introducing aspheric lenses in optical design broadens the horizons of possibilities and opens up new way to correct aberrations or creating effects that are not possible otherwise. Manufacturing these aspheric surfaces has come a long way during the last 15 years. This article discusses the state of the art concerning optical design, manufacturing, surface form tolerances and roughness to show the possibilities in hand.

Keywords: alignment; aspheres; large deviation; slopes; surface roughness


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About the article

Corresponding author: Dr. Ulrike Fuchs, Asphericon GmbH, Stockholmer Str. 9, 07747 Jena, Germany

Received: 2016-03-24

Accepted: 2016-06-03

Published Online: 2016-06-25

Published in Print: 2016-06-01

Citation Information: Advanced Optical Technologies, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 229–235, ISSN (Online) 2192-8584, ISSN (Print) 2192-8576, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aot-2016-0018.

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