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Solving tolerancing and 3D beam shaping problems by multifunctional wave optical design
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Paper Abstract

A strategy for designing optical systems that are optimized for multiple optical functions on the basis of wave optics is presented. Each optical function is composed of an input field, a set of fixed system parameters, and a merit function. A design algorithm is proposed which is applicable for optical systems consisting of an transmission operator followed by an arbitrary linear operator. The goal is to find the transmission operator which is optimal for all optical functions simultaneously. In later design steps, the found transmission operator can be transformed to real optical elements, for instance by using the thin element approximation. It is shown that the algorithm is efficiently applicable by investigating two sample applications for multifunctional wave optical design: the design of tolerant systems and 3D beam shaping.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4092, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization III, (2 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402411
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Sven Buehling, LightTrans GmbH (Germany)
Frank Wyrowski, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4092:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization III
Jose M. Sasian, Editor(s)

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