Global solution of achromatic Total Internal Reflection prism in projection system

Jui-Wen Pan*, Jhong Syuan Li, Chih Ming Wang

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Abstract

In this paper, an achromatic total internal reflection (TIR) prism set, consisting of two stacked prisms, is designed to reduce the lateral color aberration of a mini projector with light-emitting-diode (LED) light sources. Two different types of the prism set are proposed. Type 1 prism set is the first prism with a small Abbe number material stacked with the second prism with a large Abbe number material. By analyzing the optical properties of the proposed ATIR prism sets, we are able to choose an appropriate optical material combination of the prism set. For type 1 prism set, the corresponding lateral color aberration is 0. 65μm and the size is 2306 mm3. Nevertheless, the type 1 suffers from efficiency loss of 15.5%. For type 2 prism set, the corresponding lateral color aberration is 0. 61μm and the compact prism size is 3000 mm3. Although the size of type 2 prism set is larger than that of type 1, the efficiency loss can be as low as 1 %.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-151
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Volume428
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Geometric optical design
  • Illumination system
  • Lens systems design

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