We examine some computational problems related to the finishing of axisymmetric optical surfaces discussed in a paper by N. J. Brown [Opt. Eng. 17, 602–620 (1978)]. In the spirit of Brown’s paper we develop solution algorithms that are suitable for implementation on today’s personal computers. The use of the algorithms is illustrated by some sample calculations.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 25, 1995
Revised Manuscript: January 22, 1996
Published: August 1, 1996
T. A. Porsching and C. A. Hall, "Computationally directed axisymmetric aspheric figuring (after N. J. Brown)," Appl. Opt. 35, 4463-4470 (1996)