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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 27, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1988
  • pp: 1574–1580

Automatic design of optical systems using a set of general skew ray tracing formulas

You-Wen Zhang, Mo-Jun Chang, Cu-Wu Yang, and Hai-Cheng Tu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 8, pp. 1574-1580 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.27.001574


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Abstract

A general equation of high-order surfaces is given. If its second term is equal to zero, this equation will automatically reduce to the conic surfaces. By adding two parameters g and k into the conic equation, we are able to use only one euqation to describe the planar, cylindrical, and conic surfaces. A set of skew ray tracing formulas for these surfaces, including tilted and decentered elements, is derived. The formulas analytical and easy to use. Based on the tracing of skew rays, a merit function of the optical system is defined and an analytical formula for determining the narrowest cross-sectional position of skew rays is given. A program of skew ray tracing is edited for the Sharp-1500 pocket computer. An example for a 2-D infrared scanner is given. Based on the skew ray tracing formulas and by using the damped least-squares method, some examples for automatic design of optical systems are also shown on the IBM PC/XT personal computer.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: May 1, 1987
Published: April 15, 1988

Citation
You-Wen Zhang, Mo-Jun Chang, Cu-Wu Yang, and Hai-Cheng Tu, "Automatic design of optical systems using a set of general skew ray tracing formulas," Appl. Opt. 27, 1574-1580 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-27-8-1574

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