Abstract

A new optical design strategy for rotational aspheres using very few parameters is presented. It consists of using the SMS method to design the aspheres embedded in a system with additional simpler surfaces (such as spheres, parabolas or other conics) and optimizing the free-parameters. Although the SMS surfaces are designed using only meridian rays, skew rays have proven to be well controlled within the optimization. In the end, the SMS surfaces are expanded using Forbes series and then a second optimization process is carried out with these SMS surfaces as a starting point. The method has been applied to a telephoto lens design in the SWIR band, achieving ultra-compact designs with an excellent performance.

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2011 (2)

W. Lin, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, and G. Biot “Progress in the SMS design method for imaging optics,” Proc. SPIE 8128, 81280F, 81280F-8 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. Wang, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, M. de la Fuente, and G. Biot, “Ultracompact SWIR telephoto lens design with SMS method,” Proc. SPIE 8129, 81290I, 81290I-10 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (3)

C. Olson, T. Goodman, C. Addiego, and S. Mifsud, “Design and construction of a short-wave infrared 3.3X continuous zoom lens,” Proc. SPIE 7652, 76522A, 76522A-12 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J.M.I HerreroF. Muñoz, P. Benitez, J. C. Miñano, W. Lin, J. Vilaplana, G. Biot, and M. de la Fuente, “Novel fast catadioptric objective with wide field of view,” Proc. SPIE 7787, 778704 (2010).

G. W. Forbes, “Robust, efficient computational methods for axially symmetric optical aspheres,” Opt. Express 18(19), 19700–19712 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (2)

J. C. Miñano, P. Benítez, W. Lin, J. Infante, F. Muñoz, and A. Santamaría, “An application of the SMS method for imaging designs,” Opt. Express 17(26), 24036–24044 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Bociort and M. van Turnhout, “Finding new local minima in lens design landscapes by constructing saddle points,” Opt. Eng. 48(6), 063001 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

R. H. Shepard and S. W. Sparrold, “Material selection for color correction in the short-wave infrared,” Proc. SPIE 7060, 70600E, 70600E-10 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

1997 (1)

Addiego, C.

C. Olson, T. Goodman, C. Addiego, and S. Mifsud, “Design and construction of a short-wave infrared 3.3X continuous zoom lens,” Proc. SPIE 7652, 76522A, 76522A-12 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Benitez, P.

J.M.I HerreroF. Muñoz, P. Benitez, J. C. Miñano, W. Lin, J. Vilaplana, G. Biot, and M. de la Fuente, “Novel fast catadioptric objective with wide field of view,” Proc. SPIE 7787, 778704 (2010).

Benítez, P.

W. Lin, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, and G. Biot “Progress in the SMS design method for imaging optics,” Proc. SPIE 8128, 81280F, 81280F-8 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. Wang, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, M. de la Fuente, and G. Biot, “Ultracompact SWIR telephoto lens design with SMS method,” Proc. SPIE 8129, 81290I, 81290I-10 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Miñano, P. Benítez, W. Lin, J. Infante, F. Muñoz, and A. Santamaría, “An application of the SMS method for imaging designs,” Opt. Express 17(26), 24036–24044 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Benítez and J. C. Miñano, “Ultrahigh-numerical-aperture imaging concentrator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(8), 1988–1997 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Biot, G.

W. Lin, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, and G. Biot “Progress in the SMS design method for imaging optics,” Proc. SPIE 8128, 81280F, 81280F-8 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. Wang, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, M. de la Fuente, and G. Biot, “Ultracompact SWIR telephoto lens design with SMS method,” Proc. SPIE 8129, 81290I, 81290I-10 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J.M.I HerreroF. Muñoz, P. Benitez, J. C. Miñano, W. Lin, J. Vilaplana, G. Biot, and M. de la Fuente, “Novel fast catadioptric objective with wide field of view,” Proc. SPIE 7787, 778704 (2010).

Bociort, F.

F. Bociort and M. van Turnhout, “Finding new local minima in lens design landscapes by constructing saddle points,” Opt. Eng. 48(6), 063001 (2009).
[CrossRef]

de la Fuente, M.

L. Wang, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, M. de la Fuente, and G. Biot, “Ultracompact SWIR telephoto lens design with SMS method,” Proc. SPIE 8129, 81290I, 81290I-10 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J.M.I HerreroF. Muñoz, P. Benitez, J. C. Miñano, W. Lin, J. Vilaplana, G. Biot, and M. de la Fuente, “Novel fast catadioptric objective with wide field of view,” Proc. SPIE 7787, 778704 (2010).

Forbes, G. W.

Goodman, T.

C. Olson, T. Goodman, C. Addiego, and S. Mifsud, “Design and construction of a short-wave infrared 3.3X continuous zoom lens,” Proc. SPIE 7652, 76522A, 76522A-12 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Infante, J.

W. Lin, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, and G. Biot “Progress in the SMS design method for imaging optics,” Proc. SPIE 8128, 81280F, 81280F-8 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. Wang, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, M. de la Fuente, and G. Biot, “Ultracompact SWIR telephoto lens design with SMS method,” Proc. SPIE 8129, 81290I, 81290I-10 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Miñano, P. Benítez, W. Lin, J. Infante, F. Muñoz, and A. Santamaría, “An application of the SMS method for imaging designs,” Opt. Express 17(26), 24036–24044 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lin, W.

W. Lin, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, and G. Biot “Progress in the SMS design method for imaging optics,” Proc. SPIE 8128, 81280F, 81280F-8 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J.M.I HerreroF. Muñoz, P. Benitez, J. C. Miñano, W. Lin, J. Vilaplana, G. Biot, and M. de la Fuente, “Novel fast catadioptric objective with wide field of view,” Proc. SPIE 7787, 778704 (2010).

J. C. Miñano, P. Benítez, W. Lin, J. Infante, F. Muñoz, and A. Santamaría, “An application of the SMS method for imaging designs,” Opt. Express 17(26), 24036–24044 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mifsud, S.

C. Olson, T. Goodman, C. Addiego, and S. Mifsud, “Design and construction of a short-wave infrared 3.3X continuous zoom lens,” Proc. SPIE 7652, 76522A, 76522A-12 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Minano, J. C.

L. Wang, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, M. de la Fuente, and G. Biot, “Ultracompact SWIR telephoto lens design with SMS method,” Proc. SPIE 8129, 81290I, 81290I-10 (2011).
[CrossRef]

W. Lin, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, and G. Biot “Progress in the SMS design method for imaging optics,” Proc. SPIE 8128, 81280F, 81280F-8 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Miñano, J. C.

Muñoz, F.

J.M.I HerreroF. Muñoz, P. Benitez, J. C. Miñano, W. Lin, J. Vilaplana, G. Biot, and M. de la Fuente, “Novel fast catadioptric objective with wide field of view,” Proc. SPIE 7787, 778704 (2010).

J. C. Miñano, P. Benítez, W. Lin, J. Infante, F. Muñoz, and A. Santamaría, “An application of the SMS method for imaging designs,” Opt. Express 17(26), 24036–24044 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Olson, C.

C. Olson, T. Goodman, C. Addiego, and S. Mifsud, “Design and construction of a short-wave infrared 3.3X continuous zoom lens,” Proc. SPIE 7652, 76522A, 76522A-12 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Santamaría, A.

Shepard, R. H.

R. H. Shepard and S. W. Sparrold, “Material selection for color correction in the short-wave infrared,” Proc. SPIE 7060, 70600E, 70600E-10 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sparrold, S. W.

R. H. Shepard and S. W. Sparrold, “Material selection for color correction in the short-wave infrared,” Proc. SPIE 7060, 70600E, 70600E-10 (2008).
[CrossRef]

van Turnhout, M.

F. Bociort and M. van Turnhout, “Finding new local minima in lens design landscapes by constructing saddle points,” Opt. Eng. 48(6), 063001 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Vilaplana, J.

J.M.I HerreroF. Muñoz, P. Benitez, J. C. Miñano, W. Lin, J. Vilaplana, G. Biot, and M. de la Fuente, “Novel fast catadioptric objective with wide field of view,” Proc. SPIE 7787, 778704 (2010).

Wang, L.

L. Wang, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, M. de la Fuente, and G. Biot, “Ultracompact SWIR telephoto lens design with SMS method,” Proc. SPIE 8129, 81290I, 81290I-10 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Opt. Eng. (1)

F. Bociort and M. van Turnhout, “Finding new local minima in lens design landscapes by constructing saddle points,” Opt. Eng. 48(6), 063001 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Proc. SPIE (5)

J.M.I HerreroF. Muñoz, P. Benitez, J. C. Miñano, W. Lin, J. Vilaplana, G. Biot, and M. de la Fuente, “Novel fast catadioptric objective with wide field of view,” Proc. SPIE 7787, 778704 (2010).

W. Lin, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, and G. Biot “Progress in the SMS design method for imaging optics,” Proc. SPIE 8128, 81280F, 81280F-8 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. Wang, P. Benítez, J. C. Minano, J. Infante, M. de la Fuente, and G. Biot, “Ultracompact SWIR telephoto lens design with SMS method,” Proc. SPIE 8129, 81290I, 81290I-10 (2011).
[CrossRef]

R. H. Shepard and S. W. Sparrold, “Material selection for color correction in the short-wave infrared,” Proc. SPIE 7060, 70600E, 70600E-10 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Olson, T. Goodman, C. Addiego, and S. Mifsud, “Design and construction of a short-wave infrared 3.3X continuous zoom lens,” Proc. SPIE 7652, 76522A, 76522A-12 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Other (6)

N. Orestes, Stavroudis, The mathematics of geometrical and physical optics (Wiley-VCH, 2006).

W. Ulrich, “Freeform Surfaces: Hype or handy Design Tool?” Opening presentation at SPIE Optical Systems Design, Marseille (2011).

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

R. K. Luneburg, Mathematical Theory of Optics (University of California Press, 1964).

R. Winston, J. C. Miñano, and P. Benítez, with contributions of N. Shatz, J. Bortz, Nonimaging Optics, (Academic Press Elsevier, 2004), Chap. 8.

J. Chaves, Introduction to Nonimaging Optics (CRC Press, 2008).

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