TR2016-135

Sharp images from freeform optics and extended light sources


    •  Brand, M.E., Aksoylar, A., "Sharp images from freeform optics and extended light sources", OSA Frontiers in Optics, DOI: 10.1364/FIO.2016.FW5H.2, October 2016.
      BibTeX TR2016-135 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Brand2016oct,
      • author = {Brand, Matthew E. and Aksoylar, Aydan},
      • title = {Sharp images from freeform optics and extended light sources},
      • booktitle = {OSA Frontiers in Optics},
      • year = 2016,
      • month = oct,
      • doi = {10.1364/FIO.2016.FW5H.2},
      • isbn = {978-1-943580-19-4},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2016-135}
      • }
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We introduce a class of pictorial irradiance patterns that freeform optics can render sharply despite the blurring effect of extended light sources; show how to solve for the freeform geometry; and demonstrate a fabricated lens.