Functional fitting of freeform optics

Kaitlyn E. Williams, Rachel N. Ulanch, Page King, Ross D. Uthoff, Liliana Ruiz Diaz, Jessica Steidle, R. John Koshel

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Functional fitting with orthonormal polynomials of point-cloud freeform optics is investigated. The amount of asymmetry of the optic drives the selection of Cartesian and/or polar basis sets. This parameterization allows design refinement, optimization, and tolerancing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Design and Fabrication, Freeform 2017
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventOptical Design and Fabrication, Freeform 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2017Jul 13 2017

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F50-Freeform 2017


OtherOptical Design and Fabrication, Freeform 2017
CountryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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    Williams, K. E., Ulanch, R. N., King, P., Uthoff, R. D., Diaz, L. R., Steidle, J., & Koshel, R. J. (2017). Functional fitting of freeform optics. In Optical Design and Fabrication, Freeform 2017 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers; Vol. Part F50-Freeform 2017). OSA - The Optical Society.