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Application Of Zernike Polynomial Lens Sensitivity Program ZEST To Optimizing A Lens Design
Author(s): David Friedman
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Paper Abstract

Specific needs of a given lens design may significantly affect what is an "optimum" design. A manufacturing process, the intended production quantity, or an unusual customer requirement, for instance, may dictate that the designer use a different merit function than that employed in the optimization program. This paper presents the results of using a new tolerance sensitivity program, ZEST to address the change in merit function. The results include reducing the sensitivity of a lens to manufacturing perturbations, particularly to tilts and decentrations. Other improvements are achieved such as reduced astigmatism and increased axial MTF. A lens designed using a conventional optimization program is evaluated and tuned up by use of the technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0237, 1980 International Lens Design Conference, (16 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959073
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David Friedman, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0237:
1980 International Lens Design Conference
Robert E. Fischer, Editor(s)

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