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An "Intelligent" Optical Design Program
Author(s): I. O. Bohachevsky; V. K. Viswanathan; G. Woodfin
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Paper Abstract

Described is a general approach to the development of computer programs capable of designing image-forming optical systems without human intervention and of improving their performance with repeated attempts. The approach utilizes two ideas: 1) interpretation of technical design as a mapping in the configuration space of technical characteristics and 2) development of an "intelligent" routine that recognizes global optima. Examples of lens systems designed and used in the development of the general approach are presented, current status of the project is summarized, and plans for the future efforts are indicated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1984
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0485, Applications of Artificial Intelligence I, (14 June 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943173
Show Author Affiliations
I. O. Bohachevsky, University of California (United States)
V. K. Viswanathan, University of California (United States)
G. Woodfin, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0485:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence I
John F. Gilmore, Editor(s)

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