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Multiple-temperature lens design optimization
Author(s): Torben B. Andersen
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Paper Abstract

Using the Lockheed in-house computer program OPTIMA for optical design and analysis, a facility has been implemented which enables the optical designer to target any performance parameter at any temperature in the range of interest. A database with thermal properties of the optical materials was added to the program along with routines facilitating the evaluation of an optical system at arbitrary temperatures. In the optimization section of the program, alternate lens configurations are used to represent the lens at different temperatures. During the optimization the program automatically changes temperature and computes the requested performance parameters at the desired temperatures. Applications for this method include the design of high-performance camera objectives optimized for a large temperature range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2000, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering III, (25 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163628
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Torben B. Andersen, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2000:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering III
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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