Optimization of Free-Form Illumination Optics


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We have developed optimization methods for generating free-form surfaces. The main applications are in the industrial on-line spectroscopic and machine visions measurements, where spectral and spatial uniformity, good efficiency and pass-line stability are required parameters. We used commercial software for ray-tracing engine. We have developed in-house optimization routines, but used also build-in functions. In this work we have designed a speckle free alternative for laser line generation based on the LED sources. The optical system is based on the collimation part and a free-form mirror. Simulation results are presented.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 364-366)

Edited by:

Guo Fan JIN, Wing Bun LEE, Chi Fai CHEUNG and Suet TO




K. Kataja et al., "Optimization of Free-Form Illumination Optics", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 364-366, pp. 724-727, 2008

Online since:

December 2007




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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.506857

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