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Freeform Optical Surfaces: A Revolution in Imaging Optical Design

Kevin P. Thompson and Jannick P. Rolland

Optics and Photonics News, Vol. 23, Issue 6, pp. 30-35 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPN.23.6.000030


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Abstract

A revolutionary optical surface is the result of developments in the theory of aberrations, techniques in optical system optimization, computation speed, precision fabrication of surfaces without symmetry, and extensions to the range of the surface slopes allowed in optical testing.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(080.4035) Geometric optics : Mirror system design
(080.4225) Geometric optics : Nonspherical lens design
(080.4228) Geometric optics : Nonspherical mirror surfaces

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Kevin P. Thompson and Jannick P. Rolland, "Freeform Optical Surfaces: A Revolution in Imaging Optical Design," Optics & Photonics News 23(6), 30-35 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/opn/abstract.cfm?URI=opn-23-6-30


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