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A Nearly Ideal Lens Optimization Procedure
Author(s): Berlyn Brixner
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Paper Abstract

The Brixner lens optimization procedure, in which a lens design moves steadily toward diffraction-limited performance, samples lens performance with bundles of precisely traced skew rays, analyzes performance by calculating the image-spot sizes and positions, and optimizes performance in a least squares system that minimizes the lateral ray deviations from their ideal image points. Minimizing the rms image-spot size minimizes the rms optical path differences (OPDs). Minimizing the rms OPDs also optimizes the diffraction modulation transfer function (DMTF). Minimizing the image-spot size and position errors also minimizes and balances the Seidel and higher-order aberrations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0554, 1985 International Lens Design Conference, (14 February 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.949193
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Berlyn Brixner, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0554:
1985 International Lens Design Conference
Duncan T. Moore; William H. Taylor, Editor(s)

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