The Optical Power Calculator will calculate the:
Note: Take the focal length of converging lenses as positive and that of diverging lenses as negative.
|The optical power produced by a single lens is D (dioptre)|
|The optical power produced by two lenses in contact is D (dioptre)|
|The optical power produced by two lenses at a certain distance from each other is D (dioptre)|
|Optical power of the single lens calculation|
|P1 = 1/F1|
P1 = 1/
|Optical power of a system composed by two lenses in contact calculation|
|Pcontact = 1/F1 + 1/F2|
Pcontact = 1/ + 1/
|Optical power of a system composed by two lenses in distance from each other calculation|
|Pdistance = 1/F1 + 1/F2 - d × 1/F1 × 1/F2|
Pdistance = 1/ + 1/ - × 1/ × 1/
Pdistance = - ×
Pdistance = - ×
Pdistance = ×
|Optical Power Calculator Input Values|
|Focal length of the first lens (F1) m|
|Focal length of the second lens (F2) m|
|Distance between the two lenses (d) m|
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