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Achromatic lens

Definition of the noun achromatic lens

What does achromatic lens mean as a name of something?


  1. a compound lens system that forms an image free from chromatic aberration
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: compound lens = a lens system consisting of two or more lenses on the same axis

Alternative definition of the noun achromatic lens


  1. [optics] A lens generally composed of two separate lenses, one convex and one concave and generally of different materials, in such a way that the chromatic aberration produced by one is corrected by the other.


Achromatic lens: An achromatic lens or achromat is a lens that is designed to limit the effects of chromatic and spherical aberration. Achromatic lenses are corrected to bring two wavelengths into focus in the same plane.

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Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Practical Astronomy (2012)

by C. R. Kitchin

achromatic doublet See achromatic lens. achromatic lens A lens in which the chromatic aberration has been reduced compared with that to be expected from a simple lens. The first achromat was invented by Chester Moor Hall in 1733 and ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Applied and Engineering Physics, Three-Volume Set (2017)

by Robert Splinter

Achromatic lens 21 A. Accelerator,. particle. [atomic, nuclear] See particle accelerator. Accelerator,. Van. de. Graaff. generator. [atomic] See vandergraaff generator. Acceptor. impurity. [atomic] Atoms and molecules deviating ...

Google previewChildren's Science Encyclopedia (2012)

by A. H. Hashmi

Such a combination makes an achromatic lens. These lenses are made in such a way ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Photography (2009)

by David Prakel

These are called achromatic elements and, depending on the quality of the lens, correct for two colours (an achromatic lens) or three colours (an apochromatic lens). Lateral CA is seen as colour fringes at the edges of an image, as shown in ...

Google previewDictionary of Astronomy and Astronautics (1959)

by Armand Spitz, Frank Gaynor

achromat see ACHROMATIC LENs. achromatic lens A lens that has been substantially corrected for chromatic aberration ...

Google previewSterling Dictionary of Physics (1999)

by Jasvinder Singh

Achromatic Lens : A lens free from chromatic aberration. This type of lens does not produce coloured fringes in the image. Usually a combination of crown and flint glass lenses cemented together, achromatic lens is used in optical instruments.

Google previewA Dictionary of Physical Sciences (1976)

by John Daintith

See also compound lens, achromatic lens. 2. Any device for diverging or converging a beam. See electron lens. lens formula. Any equation describing the properties of a lens. The equation 1/V + 1/u = 1/f, relates the image distance (V), object ...

Google previewOphthalmic Dictionary and Vocabulary Builder for Eye Care Professionals (2012)

by Harold A Stein, Raymond M Stein

An achromatic lens is a lens that is corrected for chromatic (color) aberrations. Multifocal lenses are lenses with more than one focal point, thus allowing a person with presbyopia to see at more than one near distance. Bifocals, trifocals and ...

Google previewDictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition (2009)

by Rolf H. J. Schlegel

bot achlorophyllous: A plant or leaf without chlorophyll bot achromat: A microscope objective corrected for axial chromatic aberration micr >>> achromatic lens achromatic: Parts of the nucleus not stainable by common chromosome dyes cyto ...

Google previewDictionary of Video and Television Technology (2002)

by Keith Jack, Vladimir Tsatsulin

achromatic lens A lens corrected for chromatic aberration. In its simplest form, it consists of a pair of lenses, designed so that the dispersion produced by one lens (being divergent) corrects the dispersion ...

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