On the Degrees of Freedom of Freeform Optics


We address here the problem of the number of freeform surfaces and the degrees-of-freedom they provide in optics design. We analyze the degrees-of-freedom lost when prescribing a mapping between object-and-image or source-and-receiver.

Publication type: 
Dissertation by Invitation
Published in: 
Imaging and Applied Optics: OSA Optics & Photonics Congress, Freeform Optics 2015. Arlington, Virginia United States
ISBN: 978-1-943580-00-2
Publication date: 
June 2015
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Jingfei Ye