The authors use a genetic algorithm in the structural design of cemented doublets in accordance with a prespecified set of Gaussian characteristics and primary aberration targets. Actual glasses are taken as variables. Suitable modifications in the algorithm are sought with which to explore the solution space in search of the global as well as useful local optima. Some illustrative examples of structural design are given.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 20, 2000
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2001
Published: December 1, 2001
Saswatee Banerjee and Lakshminarayan Hazra, "Experiments with a genetic algorithm for structural design of cemented doublets with prespecified aberration targets," Appl. Opt. 40, 6265-6273 (2001)