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
Original Manuscript: March 6, 2000
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2000
Published: October 1, 2000
Scott A. Lerner and Jose M. Sasian, "Optical design with parametrically defined aspheric surfaces," Appl. Opt. 39, 5205-5213 (2000)