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Quadric surfaces: some derivations and applications
Author(s): Eric W. Larkin
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Paper Abstract

This paper examines some derivations and applications related to quadric surfaces. The classic lens design conicoids (planes spheres ellipsoids paraboloids and hyperboloids) are special cases of quadric surfaces. Facility with quadric surfaces has applications in optical engineering and analysis aspheric shape specification and reduction of coordinate measuring machine (CMM) data. A numeric example supports all derivations and applications. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1354, 1990 Intl Lens Design Conf, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47925
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Eric W. Larkin, Kaiser Electronics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1354:
1990 Intl Lens Design Conf
George N. Lawrence, Editor(s)

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