Hybrid diffractive/refractive optics simulator: method and device

Summary of the technology

The invention relates to a system and to a method for characterizing, designing and/or modifying optical properties of hybrid diffractive/refractive lenses with no need of manufacturing such a lens.

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC

Details of the Technology Offer

The hybrid diffractive/refractive optics simulator is a rapid, economical and low consumption system in optical bench. Unlike numerical simulation, the proposed system provides empirical results, which are closer to the final behaviour of an optical

This versatile system permits to characterize a diffractive profile independently or in combination with a refractive element before production.


Testing physically new diffractive intraocular lens designs:

  • Extended focus, trifocal, bifocal, aberration compensation.
  • Also applicable to diffractive contact lenses.

Intellectual property status

  • Granted Patent
  • Patent application number :PCT/IB2017/000044

Related Keywords

  • Electronics, IT and Telecomms
  • Industrial Technologies
  • Physical Sciences and Exact Sciences
  • Physics
  • Optics
  • Optical Materials
  • Optical material testing
  • Simulation
  • Computer Software Technology
  • Imaging, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition
  • Systems software
  • Other scanning related (including optical mark sensing and image processing)
  • optics simulation
  • optical lenses
  • optical performance

About Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC

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