Any ZEMAX or other Optical Design software users ?

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  1. Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Mustafa Umut Sarac Member

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    Look at below Henri Chretien Patent dated 1928 no :1829633.

    http://www.google.com/patents?id=uQFIAAAAEBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=henri+chretien&hl=en&ei=ZiMPTpyzCIP3sgbA1IXmDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CDYQ6AEwBQ

    If link does not work , you can reach to the document with patent number on google patents.

    Its a anamorphic lens made from parallel two cylinderical lens elements , first have two positive surfaces , second have two negative surfaces.

    I want to design such a large format lens out of acrylic or acrylic and styrene lenses.

    Production method is to cut the surfaces with water jet from one piece or two piece transparent plastic block.

    I dont have any kind of experience on zemax or oslo and I want the software optimize it for me. I could not find any information on creating cylinderical lenses on software and I have no idea that software does the all , automatically.

    I dont know also acrylic or acrylic styrene combination works but

    Acrylic have 1.492 index on 587.6 and abbe 57.4

    Styrene have 1.590 index on 587.6 and abbe 31.1

    I thought styrene can be used as flint and acrylic as crown.

    Any advise , help is very welcome.

    Umut