Comparative study of the spectral characteristics of aspheric lense
S.N. Khonina
, A.V. Ustinov, R.V. Skidanov, A.A. Morozov


Image Processing Systems Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences,

Samara State Aerospace University

Full text of article: Russian language.


A diffractive aspheric lens with minimized geometric aberrations on the axis (the axilens) is designed. It is shown that the lens possesses substantially higher angular resolution than a parabolic lens. We consider the spectral properties of the axilens. Experiments on imaging by means of an axilens are conducted.

ideal refractive lens, parabolic lens, axicon, axilens, spectral properties.

Khonina SN, Ustinov AV, Skidanov RV, Morozov AA. Study of the spectral characteristics of aspheric lenses. Computer Optics 2015; 39(3): 363-9. DOI: 10.18287/0134-2452-2015-39-3-363-369.


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