An application of the SMS method for imaging designs


The Simultaneous Multiple Surface (SMS) method in planar geometry (2D) is applied to imaging designs, generating lenses that compare well with aplanatic designs. When the merit function utilizes image quality over the entire field (not just paraxial), the SMS strategy is superior. In fact, the traditional aplanatic approach is actually a particular case of the SMS strategy.

Publication type: 
JRC-SCI Magazine
Published in: 
Optics Express Vol.17,26, p.p. 24036-24044
Publication date: 
December 2009
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