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Macro language use in optical design and analysis
Author(s): Shiyu Zhang; Leslie D. Foo
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Paper Abstract

Commercial optical design software routinely contains a programming language which can be used to augment and/or extend the optimization control and/or the analytical capabilities of the basic software package. In particular, we extensively use CODE V and its macro language in the design and analysis of optical systems. One example describes a method to calculate and remove or reduce the aspheric departure of a surface during the optimization process. A second example enables the designer to evaluate the dispersion characteristics of several materials over a given spectral band as an aid in selecting refractive lens materials which offer the best chance of achieving a chromatic correction solution in a wide spectral band lens system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3482, International Optical Design Conference 1998, (21 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.322031
Show Author Affiliations
Shiyu Zhang, Kaiser Electronics, Inc. (United States)
Leslie D. Foo, Nikon Research Corp. of America (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3482:
International Optical Design Conference 1998
Leo R. Gardner; Kevin P. Thompson, Editor(s)

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