gradient index lens

gradient index lens

[′grād·ē·ənt ¦in‚deks ‚lenz]
(optics)
An optical element within which the refractive index is a smooth, but not constant, function of position and, as a result, the ray paths are curved. Also known as graded index lens.
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Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW), a leading supplier of optical fiber and components in the telecommunications industry, today announced the addition of two new products to its microlens platform: QuantumFocus(TM) gradient index lens (GRIN) and SMILE(TM) array.
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