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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Worth noting is that, thanks to the good transmission characteristics of the ZIML as shown in Figure 2, the distance d between the ZIML and the antenna will not to be a vital parameter affecting the gain enhancement ability of the detached ZIML, distinct from lenses based on Fabry-Perot resonance and gradient index lens.
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Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW), a leading supplier of optical fiber and components in the telecommunications industry, today announced a breakthrough in the development of a silver-based gradient index lens.