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  • Vol. 66, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1976
  • pp: 8–13

Surface-contribution algorithms for analysis and optimization

Silas H. Brewer  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 66, Issue 1, pp. 8-13 (1976)

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A set of algorithms is developed to compute partial derivatives of transverse-ray errors with respect to the optical parameters. These are based on a generalized version of the Aldis equations. Results are given for a test case that demonstrates feasibility of application of these derivatives to lens optimization.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

Silas H. Brewer, "Surface-contribution algorithms for analysis and optimization," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 8-13 (1976)

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