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Optical Engineering

Eliminating lateral color aberration of a high-resolution digital projection lens using a novel genetic algorithm
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Paper Abstract

Advances in digital image optics have increased the significance of lateral color aberration because it is easily seen in the projected area. The choice of optical glass plays a role in the elimination of lateral color aberration. Current optical software still has difficulty in finding the optimal combination of optical glasses for twelve or more elements in a projection lens, the choice being among at least 300 optical glasses that have been developed. Even the modern damped least squares, a ray-tracing-based method, is limited, owing to its inability to identify an enhanced optical system configuration. As an alternative, this research proposes a new optimization process by using algorithms involving the theory of geometric optics in a projector lens, real encoding, multiple dynamic crossover, and random gene mutation techniques. Results and conclusions show that attempts to achieve negligible axial and lateral color aberration are successful.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Opt. Eng. 46(7) 073003 doi: 10.1117/1.2759527
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 46, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Yi-Chin Fang, National Kaohsiung First Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Bo-Wen Wu, National Kaohsiung First Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)

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