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The TRS-80 As An Optical Design Computer
Author(s): Ronald R. Willey
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Paper Abstract

The history of optical design has been closely associated with the latest techniques for computation because of the heavy requirements for computation in optical design. The microcomputer revolution is one of the latest stages in this process. We describe the application of one of the most common microcomputers, the TRS-80 (Z80), to the optical design problem. Speeds on the order of five ray-surfaces per second and costs of a few microdollars per ray-surface can be readily achieved. Some currently available programs and forthcoming capabilities are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1980
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0237, 1980 International Lens Design Conference, (16 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959067
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Ronald R. Willey, Willey Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0237:
1980 International Lens Design Conference
Robert E. Fischer, Editor(s)

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