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Ray Selection And Weighting Criteria For Optical Design
Author(s): Peter B. Keenan
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Paper Abstract

In computer assisted optical design, it is necessary to have a single scalar function which represents the overall quality of the lens, a quantity which may be used as the basis for comparison by the program. Although this is normally referred to as the "merit" function, it is usually based on the defects in the image. Hence, the best lens has the smallest "merit", and the optimization procedures seek to minimize, the value of the merit function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0039, Applications of Geometrical Optics II, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953795
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Peter B. Keenan, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0039:
Applications of Geometrical Optics II
Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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