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Interactive visualization techniques for optical system design and alignment
Author(s): Vincent J. Harrand; Jeroen van der Zijp; Amar Choudry
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a software package for interactive design of optical systems. This software has extensive graphic visualization methods to interactively study the alignment characteristics of an optical system. The optical system layout, the multi-dimensional optical parameter spaces, and the image space can be displayed on a computer screen. The user can interactively vary one or more design and alignment parameters and analyze the corresponding behavior of the system. This results in a very powerful design tool. In this paper we present some details of the software package and preliminary results in optical system design and alignment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1271, Adaptive Optics and Optical Structures, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20426
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent J. Harrand, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Jeroen van der Zijp, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Amar Choudry, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1271:
Adaptive Optics and Optical Structures
Joachim J. Schulte-in-den-Baeumen; Robert K. Tyson, Editor(s)

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