A new GRIN lens design paradigm based on wavefront matching

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Abstract

GRadient INdex (GRIN) optics has revolutionized the field of lens design by providing an unparalleled amount of design freedom, resulting in high-performance optical systems. Unfortunately, this design freedom leads to a large number of parameters in multi-element systems, since the GRIN distributions need to be described in addition to the lens geometries. This can lead to slow convergence and stagnation for even the most robust numerical optimizers. This paper proposes a modular, black-box design paradigm which allows for the optimization of each element in the system independently. This leads to an efficient strategy to design all-GRIN systems from scratch, or to replace existing homogeneous doublets and triplets in a system with GRIN singlets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1603-1604
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028863
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2016
Event2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings

Other

Other2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016
CountryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period6/26/167/1/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Nagar, J., Campbell, S. D., Brocker, D. E., Easum, J. A., & Werner, D. H. (2016). A new GRIN lens design paradigm based on wavefront matching. In 2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings (pp. 1603-1604). [7696508] (2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2016.7696508