From the landscape lens to the planar lens: A reflection on teaching lens design

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We review how optical aberration correction principles were applied in the design of classical photographic lenses. This makes the teaching of lens design more meaningful and interesting since a logical approach to understanding the increasing complexity of objective lenses is used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number58650I
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 23 2005
EventTribute to Warren Smith: A Legacy in Lens Design and Optical Engineering - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 1 2005Aug 2 2005



  • Classical lenses
  • Lens aberrations
  • Lens design
  • Teaching optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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