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Real-time camera optimization: surfing the fifteen-dimensional design space of one million optical systems
Author(s): Alan Stuart Radley
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the features of a new optimization method developed to facilitate the real time design of optical systems. Additionally we illustrate the method by describing its application to the design of an F/1.0 camera for use in a planned Astronomical spectrograph. This instrument is the High Resolution Optical Spectrograph, which is part of the international Gemini project to build twin 8 m aperture telescopes towards the end of the decade. The author describes the capabilities of the Global-Opt optical ray tracing program. This program allows the optical engineering to ray trace, in batch mode, up to 1 million optical systems. Once complete, the engineer can explore the results in real time in order to locate the merit function minima.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2774, Design and Engineering of Optical Systems, (23 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.246715
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Alan Stuart Radley, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2774:
Design and Engineering of Optical Systems
Joseph J. M. Braat, Editor(s)

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