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24 October 2000 Software for tolerance analysis of optical systems
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A new program for the tolerancing of optical designs is presented. This software was developed using a combination of theoretical understanding and practical experience. A comprehensive sensitivity analysis provides insight into the key parameters. Tolerance editors allow the user to define satisfactory tolerances in an interactive process involving parameter and defect variations; a key feature is the statistical prediction of system performance, which provides rapid feedback on the impact of any change. The production of a batch of optical systems under the current tolerances can be modeled in a Monte Carlo simulation; the resultant aberration variations are shown in multiple dynamic graphs.
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Rainer G. Schuhmann and Geoff Adams "Software for tolerance analysis of optical systems", Proc. SPIE 4093, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Systems Engineering, (24 October 2000);


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