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Optical Engineering

Use of the Levenberg-Marquardt (damped least-squares) optimization method in lens design
Author(s): Michael J. Kidger
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Paper Abstract

The special properties of lens design as an optimization problem are discussed and are related to the properties of the Levenberg-Marquardt (damped least-squares) optimization method. Several variations of the basic method are discussed and compared. Some examples are given to illustrate the effectiveness and limitations of the method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 32(8) doi: 10.1117/12.145076
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 32, Issue 8
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Michael J. Kidger, Kidger Optics Ltd. (United Kingdom)


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