Two proposals to compensate chromatic aberration of a programmable phase Fresnel lens displayed on a liquid crystal device and working under polychromatic illumination are presented. They are based on multiplexing a set of lenses, designed with a common focal length for different wavelengths, and a multicolor filter that makes each sublens work almost monochromatically. One proposal uses spatial multiplexing with mosaic aperture. The other uses a rotating scheme, a color filter against an array of lens sectors, and hybrid spatial-time integration. The central order focalization has a unique location at the focal plane. We have drastically reduced the transversal chromatic aberration of the polychromatic point spread function by properly adjusting the pupil size of each sublens. Depth of focus curves have been made coincident too for the selected wavelengths.
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