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Combination of global-optimization and expert-systems techniques in optical design
Author(s): Steve C. Johnston; Alan W. Greynolds; David Wang; Donald C. Dilworth
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Paper Abstract

We describe a novel method of determining potentially successful starting designs by utilizing an expert systems algorithm which operates on a database of previously well-designed optical systems. The database is composed of systems created by a `not-so-local' optimization algorithm, and a collection of previously well-designed systems. The expert system is unique in its ability to modify the number of optical elements to create new starting points. The `not- so-local' optimization algorithm combines the downhhll simplex method with a random multi- start algorithm which can create new optical systems for inclusion into the expert system database. This creates a diversity which can be used to synthesize unexpected starting designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1780, Lens and Optical Systems Design, 17800A (15 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142877
Show Author Affiliations
Steve C. Johnston, Breault Research Organization, Inc. (United States)
Alan W. Greynolds, Breault Research Organization, Inc. (United States)
David Wang, Breault Research Organization, Inc. (United States)
Donald C. Dilworth, Optical Design Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1780:
Lens and Optical Systems Design
Hannfried Zuegge, Editor(s)

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