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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1309–1317

Automatic element addition and deletion in lens optimization

Xuemin Cheng, Yongtian Wang, Qun Hao, and Jose Sasian  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 7, pp. 1309-1317 (2003)

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A mechanism is established for the automatic addition and deletion of optical elements during the course of lens optimization. Two lens-form parameters, quantifying the symmetry of the optical system and the optical-power distribution among the individual lens elements, are used as criteria in this automatic procedure. Design examples are provided that demonstrate the practicability of the scheme.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design

Original Manuscript: July 8, 2002
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2002
Published: March 1, 2003

Xuemin Cheng, Yongtian Wang, Qun Hao, and Jose Sasian, "Automatic element addition and deletion in lens optimization," Appl. Opt. 42, 1309-1317 (2003)

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