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Combination of global-optimization and expert-systems techniques in optical design
Author(s): Steve C. Johnston; Alan W. Greynolds; David Yu-Hsi Wang; Donald C. Dilworth
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Paper Abstract

We describe a novel method of determining potentially successful starting designs by utilizing an expert systems algorithm which operates on a database of previously well-designed optical systems. The database is composed of systems created by a `not-so-local' optimization algorithm, and a collection of previously well-designed systems. The expert system is unique in its ability to modify the number of optical elements to create new starting points. The `not- so-local' optimization algorithm combines the downhhll simplex method with a random multi- start algorithm which can create new optical systems for inclusion into the expert system database. This creates a diversity which can be used to synthesize unexpected starting designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1780, Lens and Optical Systems Design, (15 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142877
Show Author Affiliations
Steve C. Johnston, Breault Research Organization, Inc. (United States)
Alan W. Greynolds, Breault Research Organization, Inc. (United States)
David Yu-Hsi Wang, Breault Research Organization, Inc. (United States)
Donald C. Dilworth, Optical Systems Design, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1780:
Lens and Optical Systems Design

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