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Overview of the SMS design method applied to imaging optics
Author(s): Juan C. Miñano; Pablo Benítez; Wang Lin; Fernando Muñoz; José Infante; Asunción Santamaría
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Paper Abstract

The Simultaneous Multiple Surfaces (SMS) was developed as a design method in Nonimaging Optics during the 90s. Later, the method was extended for designing Imaging Optics. We present an overview of the method applied to imaging optics in planar (2D) geometry and compare the results with more classical designs based on achieving aplanatism of different orders. These classical designs are also viewed as particular cases of SMS designs. Systems with up to 4 aspheric surfaces are shown. The SMS design strategy is shown to perform always better than the classical design (in terms of image quality). Moreover, the SMS method is a direct method, i.e., it is not based in multi-parametric optimization techniques. This gives the SMS method an additional interest since it can be used for exploring solutions where the multiparameter techniques can get lost because of the multiple local minima.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7429, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XII, 74290C (21 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827068
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Juan C. Miñano, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Pablo Benítez, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Wang Lin, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Fernando Muñoz, LPI (United States)
José Infante, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Asunción Santamaría, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7429:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XII
R. John Koshel; G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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