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1 December 1978 Clever Tricks For Use With ACCOS V
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Several commercially available optical design and analysis programs have been written with the express intention of being as versatile as possible. The program writers' concern for versatility has not been without just cause--optical systems are becoming more sophisticated every day. Off-axis elements, steep aspherics, tilted and decentered components, and holographic lenses, for example, are rapidly becoming de rigueur for the modern optical system. The need to simulate these requirements on standard design programs has become a must. ACCOS V is a prime example of an optical design program with the ability to design and analyze "wierd" systems. In addition to the computer program, a certain amount of ingenuity is required on the part of the designer. This paper discusses some tricks useful for simulating "wierd" systems on ACCOS V plus tricks that are probably suitable for most other design programs as well.
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Mitchell Ruda "Clever Tricks For Use With ACCOS V", Proc. SPIE 0147, Computer-Aided Optical Design, (1 December 1978);


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