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A lens that (a) has no curved surfaces or has two curved surfaces that neutralize each other, (b) has no net refracting power, and (c) usually is used to isolate optical systems from their environment. Note: Examples of plane lenses are most Flashlight lenses, copier surface glass, windows, light bulb envelopes, and automobile windshields. Synonym plain lens. See also glass, lens, optical system, refraction.

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Weik, M.H. (2000). plane lens. In: Computer Science and Communications Dictionary. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0613-6_14151

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