Definition of achromatic lens in US English:

achromatic lens


  • A lens that transmits light without separating it into constituent colors.

    • ‘Hall used the achromatic lens to fabricate his telescope sometime in the 1730s, but he never publicized his discovery and failed to patent it as well.’
    • ‘After improvements in the microscope, especially the 19th century development of the achromatic lens, and dissemination of the cell theory by Virchow in 1858,2 the level of analysis descended to the microscopic or cellular level.’
    • ‘Lens doublets are also known as achromatic lenses or achromats for short, derived from the Greek terms a meaning without and chroma meaning color.’
    • ‘To correct for spherical aberration in lenses, achromatic lenses can be used.’
    • ‘A home-built confocal microscope with achromatic lenses is used to measure the far field scattering from PBG devices on a surface with a total internal reflection.’
    • ‘Large aperture constraints require an achromatic lens for situations needing superior image quality and color correction.’
    • ‘These small but high quality viewers have high quality achromatic lenses but are economically priced at under $50.’
    • ‘The achromatic lenses are made of 2 or 3 glass elements.’
    • ‘The 3X - 50X microscope comes with 0.3X, 0.5X, 1.0X, 2.0X and 3.3X objectives, and binocular eyepieces in 14x and 8x wide field and an 8X measuring eyepiece, all with high quality achromatic lenses.’
    • ‘Success in this case would halve the price of achromatic lenses.’
    • ‘The objectives are adopted by poly-membrane achromatic lenses and collocated with widefield eyepieces.’
    • ‘The name ‘Improved Telescope’ refers to the fact that it incorporates an achromatic lens.’
    • ‘The superior achromatic lenses will show you color and details you have never seen before in both your antique and self-made stereo views.’
    • ‘Notice how the curve is shaped like a backwards ‘S’ instead of the ‘c’ shape of a normal achromatic lens.’
    • ‘It consists of two identical achromatic lenses, placed with their most curved surfaces facing each other.’
    • ‘From the second equation, we can see that if the crown element had a focal length of 38, and the flint element was a concave lens with a focal length of - 59, we would have an achromatic lens.’
    • ‘Adding an aplanatic meniscus lens to an achromatic lens can increase relative aperture without introducing additional spherical aberration.’
    • ‘He made his achromatic lenses by combining two lenses with different dispersions.’
    • ‘It was difficult to make small high power achromatic lenses.’
    • ‘Please note - Due to the small demand of achromatic lenses, ordering periods will be longer than usual’