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Clever Tricks For Use With ACCOS V
Author(s): Mitchell Ruda
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Paper Abstract

Several commercially available optical design and analysis programs have been written with the express intention of being as versatile as possible. The program writers' concern for versatility has not been without just cause--optical systems are becoming more sophisticated every day. Off-axis elements, steep aspherics, tilted and decentered components, and holographic lenses, for example, are rapidly becoming de rigueur for the modern optical system. The need to simulate these requirements on standard design programs has become a must. ACCOS V is a prime example of an optical design program with the ability to design and analyze "wierd" systems. In addition to the computer program, a certain amount of ingenuity is required on the part of the designer. This paper discusses some tricks useful for simulating "wierd" systems on ACCOS V plus tricks that are probably suitable for most other design programs as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1978
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0147, Computer-Aided Optical Design, (1 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956617
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Mitchell Ruda, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0147:
Computer-Aided Optical Design
Robert E. Fischer, Editor(s)

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