Abstract

A new method improving the design of panoramic lens with a long focal length based on ogive and aspheric surface is proposed. In this design, we use a special conjugation between “annular entrance pupil” and aperture stop to correct the chromatic transverse aberrations. Moreover, we use a new imaging relationship to increase the Effective Focal Length (EFL) of the panoramic lens and the CCD utilization. We realize a panoramic lens with a 360° × (45°~85°)field of view (FOV) and a 10.375mm EFL, which is 1.54 times than the conventional imaging relationship.

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Guangzi Xuebao (1)

W. Yongzhong, “Some key problems about the design of IR thermal imaging fish-eye lens,” Guangzi Xuebao 34(7), 1078 (2005).

J. Opt. Technol. (1)

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Focus Software, Inc., ZEMAX Optical Design Program, User’s Guide Version 8.0 (1999).

J. Bentley and C. Olson, Field Guide to Lens Design (SPIE, 2012).

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Figures (13)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Structure of the two catadioptric panoramic lens.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Imaging principle of the PAL.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 New imaging relationship.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Imaging property of the ogive surface.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 (a) Aspheric coefficients solving method. (b) Ultimate aspheric and ogive surface.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Other surfaces in the PAL.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 (a) Simplify the relay lens to eyepiece. (b) Layout of the original 6 pieces structure.
Fig. 8
Fig. 8 The layout of the original panoramic lens.
Fig. 9
Fig. 9 (a) MTF of the original panoramic lens. (b) Spots diagram of the original panoramic lens.
Fig. 10
Fig. 10 Ultimate structure of the panoramic lens.
Fig. 11
Fig. 11 Imaging quality analysis of the ultimate panoramic lens. (a) MTF. (b) Spots diagram (c) Field curvature and distortion.
Fig. 12
Fig. 12 (a) Imaging relationship. (b) Distortion of the panoramic lens.
Fig. 13
Fig. 13 (a) The panoramic imaging system. (b) Raw image. (c) Unwrapped image.

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y'= f p ωh
f P = y +h ω .
z= c r g 2 1+ 1+(1+k) c 2 r g 2 ,where r g = r o + x 2 + y 2 .
z= c r 2 1+ 1+(1+k) c 2 r 2 + i=1 8 α i r 2i +d ,where r= x 2 + y 2 .

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