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An Optical-Design Error Function Using Gaussian Integration
Author(s): Douglas C. Sinclair; Paul O McLaughlin
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Paper Abstract

We have used the gaussian-integration techniques described by Forbes to build a default error function for our optical design program. To make the function suitable for practical design, we have added ad-hoc extensions that account for vignetting and allow for a variety of user-defined weights. We have now acquired about a year's experience in using the function to design several different systems. Our results have been generally good, and we have recently extended the function to provide additional control over astigmatic aberrations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1049, Recent Trends in Optical Systems Design and Computer Lens Design Workshop II, (13 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951407
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Douglas C. Sinclair, Sinclair Optics, Inc. (United States)
Paul O McLaughlin, Sinclair Optics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1049:
Recent Trends in Optical Systems Design and Computer Lens Design Workshop II
Robert E. Fischer; Richard C. Juergens, Editor(s)

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