Numerically solving generated Jacobian equations in freeform optical design

Lotte B. Romijn

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We present an efficient numerical algorithm that can be used to solve the generalized Monge-Ampère equations for a single freeform reflector and lens surface. These equations are instances of so-called ‘generated Jacobian equations’ which are characterized by associated generating functions. The algorithm has a wide applicability to any optical system that can be described by a smooth generating function.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEPJ Web of Conferences
ChapterTopical Meeting (TOM) 2- Computational, Adaptive and Freeform Optics
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2020


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