Multiscale lens design.

TitleMultiscale lens design.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsDJ Brady, and N Hagen
JournalOptics Express
Volume17
Start Page10659
Issue13
Pagination10659 - 10674
Date Published06/2009
Abstract

While lenses of aperture less than 1000lambda frequently form images with pixel counts approaching the space-bandwidth limit, only heroic designs approach the theoretical information capacity at larger scales. We propose to use the field processing capabilities of small-scale secondary lens arrays to correct aberrations due to larger scale objective lenses, with an ultimate goal of achieving diffraction-limited imaging for apertures greater than 10,000lambda .We present an example optical design using an 8 mm entrance pupil capable of resolving 20 megapixels.

DOI10.1364/oe.17.010659
Short TitleOptics Express