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Teaching of lens design
Author(s): Robert R. Shannon

Paper Abstract

Lens design is both the art and the science involved in the application of basic optical principles to the creation of a set of parameters describing a lens for an optical instrument employing refracting or reflecting components. The techniques involved in lens design incorporate the setup of a system using basic optical principles, the iteration of that initial description using geometrical optical principles and the analysis of the system in terms of its ability to convey information or energy to a detector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1603, Education in Optics, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57848
Show Author Affiliations
Robert R. Shannon, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1603:
Education in Optics
Gregory B. Altshuler; Brian J. Thompson, Editor(s)

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