Numerical approach for computing the Jacobian matrix between boundary variable vector and system variable vector for optical systems containing prisms

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Abstract

The design of optical systems containing prisms is comparatively difficult since each prism may contain multiple boundary surfaces. Many geometrical optical merit functions have been proposed based on first-order derivatives of the geometrical quantities of the system with respect to the boundary variable vector Xi. However, transferring the computed quantities into the system variable vector Xsys is still highly challenging. Accordingly, this study proposes a new numerical method for determining the Jacobian matrix between Xi and Xsys directly. The proposed methodology can be easily implemented in computer code and provides a potential basis for the future development of a numerical technique for computing the second-order derivatives of the geometrical quantities of an optical system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-758
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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