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The Ascendency of Numerical Methods in Lens Design

Version 1 : Received: 23 October 2018 / Approved: 24 October 2018 / Online: 24 October 2018 (05:46:30 CEST)

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Dilworth, D.C. The Ascendency of Numerical Methods in Lens Design. J. Imaging 2018, 4, 137. Dilworth, D.C. The Ascendency of Numerical Methods in Lens Design. J. Imaging 2018, 4, 137.

Journal reference: J. Imaging 2018, 4, 137
DOI: 10.3390/jimaging4120137

Abstract

Advancement in physics often results from analyzing numerical data and then creating a theoretical model that can explain and predict those data.  In the field of lens design, the reverse is true: longstanding theoretical understanding is being overtaken by more powerful numerical methods.

Subject Areas

lens design; numerical methods; DLS; PSD III; global optimization; saddle-point method

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