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Advanced Optical Technologies

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Volume 6, Issue 5

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Freeform surface descriptions. Part I: Mathematical representations

Anika Broemel
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  • Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich-Schiller University, Albert-Einstein-Straße 15, 07745 Jena, Germany
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/ Uwe Lippmann
  • Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, Albert-Einstein-Straße 7, 07745 Jena, Germany
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  • Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich-Schiller University, Albert-Einstein-Straße 15, 07745 Jena, Germany
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Published Online: 2017-07-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aot-2017-0030

Abstract

Optical systems can benefit strongly from freeform surfaces; however, the choice of the right surface representation is not trivial and many aspects must be considered. In this work, we discuss the general approach classical globally defined representations, as well as the basic mathematics and properties of the most commonly used descriptions and present a new description developed by us for describing freeform surfaces.

Keywords: correction; freeform surface; optical design; optimization; surface representation

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Anika Broemel

Anika Broemel studied Physics at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena. She received her diploma in the field of Thin-Film Physics in 2010. She then joined the Institute of Photonic Technology to work on optical filters for THz applications. Since 2014, she is working in the Optical System Design group at the Institute of Applied Physics in Jena. Her main research interest is surface descriptions for freeform systems.

Uwe Lippmann

In 2002, Uwe Lippmann received his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Ilmenau. Since 2003, he has been working in the Optical Systems Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering in Jena. His fields of work include optical system design for a wide variety of applications as well as the simulation and analysis of optical systems with a focus on stray light analyses.

Herbert Gross

Herbert Gross studied Physics at the University of Stuttgart. He received his PhD on Laser Simulation in 1995. He joined Carl Zeiss in 1982 where he worked as a scientist in optical design, modeling, and simulation. From 1995 to 2010 he headed the central department of optical design and simulation. Since 2012, he has been a professor at the University of Jena in the Institute of Applied Physics and holds a chair of Optical System Design. His main working areas are physical optical simulations, beam propagation, partial coherence, classical optical design, aberration theory, system development, and metrology. He was editor and main author of the book series ‘Handbook of Optical systems’.


Received: 2017-04-13

Accepted: 2017-06-23

Published Online: 2017-07-21

Published in Print: 2017-10-26


Citation Information: Advanced Optical Technologies, Volume 6, Issue 5, Pages 327–336, ISSN (Online) 2192-8584, ISSN (Print) 2192-8576, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aot-2017-0030.

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