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COMO - A Program For Optical Design
Author(s): Wolfgang Vollrath
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Paper Abstract

COMO is an optical design program of a special orthogonalization type, developed by Prof. H.Marx at Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Company. Not using a merit function, COMO corrects aberrations under equality and inequality constraints not simultaneously but sequentially, the order is chosen by the optical designer. The optimization procedure shows distinctive features compared to other programs. COMO is in use at Leitz since the early 1970's and is now running on HP-1000F and HP-A900 computer systems. In 1974, when it was implemented on a HP-2100, it was probably one of the very first "mainfrawe" optical design programs running on a minicomputer. H.Marx named this program COMO.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0655, Optical System Design, Analysis, Production for Advanced Technology Systems, (31 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938402
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Wolfgang Vollrath, Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0655:
Optical System Design, Analysis, Production for Advanced Technology Systems
Robert E. Fischer; Philip J. Rogers, Editor(s)

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