Abstract

The simulation of optical systems with both, refractive and diffractive components is very challenging and can neither be solved by a classical ray tracing approach nor by a general rigorous Maxwell solver. That is why the concept of field tracing has been introduced which is a generalization of ray tracing: harmonic fields are traced through the optical system instead of ray bundles. This allows the smooth combination of different modeling techniques in different subdomains of the system called unified optical modeling. The techniques can be adapted locally to minimize the numerical effort whereas the accuracy is as high as needed. In this paper we apply field tracing techniques for the simulation of an eyepiece containing a diffractive lens for minimizing the lateral color. The results presented include higher diffraction orders appearing due to the grating-like structure of the diffractive lens.

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2011 (1)

Frank Wyrowski and Michael Kuhn. “Introduction to field tracing,” Journal of Modern Optics 58(5–6), 449–466 (2011).
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

Keppler Herbert, “News: How Canon will cut the weight size of tele lenses by about one-third” pp 62–63, 148. Popular Photography, Volume 65 Number 1; January 2001. ISSN

Herbert, Keppler

Keppler Herbert, “News: How Canon will cut the weight size of tele lenses by about one-third” pp 62–63, 148. Popular Photography, Volume 65 Number 1; January 2001. ISSN

Kleemann, Bernd H.

Seesselberg Markus and Bernd H. Kleemann, DOEs for Color Correction in Broad Band Optical Systems: Validity and Limits of Efficiency Approximations, Carl Zeiss AG

Kuhn, Michael

Frank Wyrowski and Michael Kuhn. “Introduction to field tracing,” Journal of Modern Optics 58(5–6), 449–466 (2011).
[Crossref]

Markus, Seesselberg

Seesselberg Markus and Bernd H. Kleemann, DOEs for Color Correction in Broad Band Optical Systems: Validity and Limits of Efficiency Approximations, Carl Zeiss AG

Tervo, J.

J. Tervo, J. Turunen, and F. Wyrowski The Light Cube. Fifth EOS Topical Meeting on Advanced Imaging Techniques; European Optical Society: Hannover, 2010; Vol. 3037.

Turunen, J.

J. Tervo, J. Turunen, and F. Wyrowski The Light Cube. Fifth EOS Topical Meeting on Advanced Imaging Techniques; European Optical Society: Hannover, 2010; Vol. 3037.

Wyrowski, F.

J. Tervo, J. Turunen, and F. Wyrowski The Light Cube. Fifth EOS Topical Meeting on Advanced Imaging Techniques; European Optical Society: Hannover, 2010; Vol. 3037.

Wyrowski, Frank

Frank Wyrowski and Michael Kuhn. “Introduction to field tracing,” Journal of Modern Optics 58(5–6), 449–466 (2011).
[Crossref]

Journal of Modern Optics (1)

Frank Wyrowski and Michael Kuhn. “Introduction to field tracing,” Journal of Modern Optics 58(5–6), 449–466 (2011).
[Crossref]

Popular Photography (1)

Keppler Herbert, “News: How Canon will cut the weight size of tele lenses by about one-third” pp 62–63, 148. Popular Photography, Volume 65 Number 1; January 2001. ISSN

Other (4)

Seesselberg Markus and Bernd H. Kleemann, DOEs for Color Correction in Broad Band Optical Systems: Validity and Limits of Efficiency Approximations, Carl Zeiss AG

Shankland Stephen, Canon reveals details for future telephoto lens line, http://www.cnet.com/news/canon-reveals-details-for-future-telephoto-lens-line/ , September 15, 2014

J. Tervo, J. Turunen, and F. Wyrowski The Light Cube. Fifth EOS Topical Meeting on Advanced Imaging Techniques; European Optical Society: Hannover, 2010; Vol. 3037.

Unified optical design software “Wyrowski VirtualLab Fusion”, developed by Wyrowski Photonics UG, distributed and supported by LightTrans GmbH, Jena, Germany. http://www.lighttrans.com .