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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9923–9941

Manufacturability estimates for optical aspheres

G.W. Forbes  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9923-9941 (2011)

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Some simple measures of the difficulty of a variety of steps in asphere fabrication are defined by reference to fundamental geometric considerations. It is shown that effective approximations can then be exploited when an asphere’s shape is characterized by using a particular orthogonal basis. The efficiency of the results allows them to be used not only as quick manufacturability estimates at the production end, but more importantly as part of an efficient design process that can boost the resulting optical systems’ cost-effectiveness.

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OCIS Codes
(220.1250) Optical design and fabrication : Aspherics
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: March 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2011
Published: May 5, 2011

G.W. Forbes, "Manufacturability estimates for optical aspheres," Opt. Express 19, 9923-9941 (2011)

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