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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2012
  • pp: 3054–3058

Representation of freeform surfaces suitable for optimization

Akira Yabe  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 15, pp. 3054-3058 (2012)

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To represent the freeform surface shape, the axially asymmetric quadric and a new set of the orthogonal polynomials are introduced. In this representation, surface tilt, paraxial properties, and higher order surface shape are clearly separated. With this representation, the optimization process can be simple and efficient.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: February 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2012
Published: May 18, 2012

Akira Yabe, "Representation of freeform surfaces suitable for optimization," Appl. Opt. 51, 3054-3058 (2012)

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