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Approaching direct optimization of as-built lens performance
Author(s): James P. McGuire Jr.; Thomas G. Kuper
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Paper Abstract

We describe a method approaching direct optimization of the rms wavefront error of a lens including tolerances. By including the effect of tolerances in the error function, the designer can choose to improve the as-built performance with a fixed set of tolerances and/or reduce the cost of production lenses with looser tolerances. The method relies on the speed of differential tolerance analysis and has recently become practical due to the combination of continuing increases in computer hardware speed and multiple core processing We illustrate the method’s use on a Cooke triplet, a double Gauss, and two plastic mobile phone camera lenses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2012
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 8487, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XV, 84870D (19 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930568
Show Author Affiliations
James P. McGuire Jr., Synopsys, Inc. (United States)
Thomas G. Kuper, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8487:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XV
G. Groot Gregory; Arthur J. Davis, Editor(s)

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