Diffractive-refractive correction units for plastic compact zoom lenses

ArticleinApplied Optics 51(20):4597-604 · July 2012with20 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.78 · DOI: 10.1364/AO.51.004597 · Source: PubMed


    A method of designing a plastic zoom lens with a diffractive-refractive hybrid corrector, comprising one diffractive lens and one refractive lens, is described. The efficiency of this method is demonstrated by designing a compact zoom lens for a mobile phone. This zoom design, incorporating lenses made only of two commercial optical plastics (polymethylmethacrylate and polycarbonate), provides high optical performance.