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What Modern Computers Have Done For Lens Design
Author(s): Robert E. Hopkins
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Paper Abstract

Modern lens design programs make it possible to thoroughly study alternative designs. A study of this type has been made on a Heliar and an aspheric Triplet. It is now becoming possible to define regions of solution and set standards of performance. We are now able to accurately predict performance of lenses and are beginning to tackle problems of setting tolerances. The use of aspheric surfaces has been retarded because of their expense. The large computer with modern data acquisition equipment may eventually also solve the aspheric generation problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1966
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 0004, Geometric Optics I, (1 September 1966); doi: 10.1117/12.970968
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Robert E. Hopkins, University of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0004:
Geometric Optics I

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