Hybrid Lens Simulation

Hybrid optical lenses with both refractive and diffractive surfaces have already proved useful in many applications. As an example, we showcase a hybrid eyepiece with just such a construction, i.e. it consists of both refractive and diffractive surfaces. We analyze in particular how to exploit the dispersion property of diffractive optics to correct chromatic aberration. Since the Summer Release 2019, VirtualLab Fusion supports the import of Binary 2 surfaces from Zemax OpticStudio®, a feature that facilitates a convenient workflow for the analysis of such hybrid lens systems.

Modeling of Achromatic Hybrid Eyepiece

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A hybrid eyepiece with a diffractive lens surface for correcting chromatic aberration is imported from Zemax OpticStudio® and analyzed further in VirtualLab Fusion, notably including the modeling of the actual diffractive surface structures with different quantization schemes.

Import Optical Systems from Zemax OpticStudio

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VirtualLab Fusion supports the import of optical systems with the full 3D position information and glasses from Zemax OpticStudio®, and provides field tracing for further investigation of the imported system.

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