Published: July 31, 2020
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By: Kevin Figueroa, University of Southern California
Hashtags: #appliedmathematics #Calculus #ComputerScience #dataanalysis #freeformOptics #Math #Mathematics #Physics #Visualization
Freeform optical technologies are an emerging field of geometrical optics that offer an array of advantages over traditional optical designs due to the greater precision afforded by relaxing constraints such as radial symmetry. This greater flexibility also presents new challenges in the manufacturing of these surfaces. In this project, we survey existing methods in the design of freeform lenses and then explore one approach to freeform surface design by scripting an implementation of the numerical method described by one paper.