Fundamentally new classes of aplanatic lenses Conference Paper uri icon


  • ABSTRACT We identify fundamentally new classes of aplanatic lenses where the focus resides inside the lens. These new aplanatic designs comprise a primary contoured dielectric entry, and a secondary contoured profile that, in general, is mirrored, but also admit solutions satisfying total internal reflection. We show that these aplanatic lenses engender 8 basic, distinct design categories, of which 6 yield physically admissible solutions. Flux concentration for far-field small-angle sources such as the sun and …

publication date

  • August 25, 2015