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Wood lens design philosophy based on a binary additive manufacturing technique

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Peter L. Marasco

Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, 2241 Avionics Circ., Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433, United States

Christopher Bailey

Leidos, 3745 Pentagon Blvd., Beavercreek, Ohio 45431, United States

Opt. Eng. 55(4), 040502 (Apr 25, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.OE.55.4.040502
History: Received September 30, 2015; Accepted March 24, 2016
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Abstract.  Using additive manufacturing techniques in optical engineering to construct a gradient index (GRIN) optic may overcome a number of limitations of GRIN technology. Such techniques are maturing quickly, yielding additional design degrees of freedom for the engineer. How best to employ these degrees of freedom is not completely clear at this time. This paper describes a preliminary design philosophy, including assumptions, pertaining to a particular printing technique for GRIN optics. It includes an analysis based on simulation and initial component measurement.

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Peter L. Marasco and Christopher Bailey
"Wood lens design philosophy based on a binary additive manufacturing technique", Opt. Eng. 55(4), 040502 (Apr 25, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.55.4.040502


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