Aplanatic lens

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An aplanatic lens is an aspherical lens, formed as the surface of revolution of a cartesian oval.[1]


  1. ^ Dijksterhuis, Fokko Jan (2004), Lenses and waves: Christiaan Huygens and the mathematical science of optics in the seventeenth century, Archimedes, New studies in the history and philosophy of science and technology, 9, Springer-Verlag, pp. 13–14, ISBN 978-1-4020-2697-3 .