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)