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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 39, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2000
  • pp: 5205–5213

Optical design with parametrically defined aspheric surfaces

Scott A. Lerner and Jose M. Sasian  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 28, pp. 5205-5213 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.005205


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Abstract

The standard aspheric surface definition has been used successfully to correct aberrations in a wide variety of systems. However, in some current applications a more general surface definition is needed. We present a more general approach that uses parametrically defined optical surfaces for the optical design of imaging and illumination systems.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.1250) Optical design and fabrication : Aspherics
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design

History
Original Manuscript: March 6, 2000
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2000
Published: October 1, 2000

Citation
Scott A. Lerner and Jose M. Sasian, "Optical design with parametrically defined aspheric surfaces," Appl. Opt. 39, 5205-5213 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-28-5205


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