15 April 1993 Combination of global-optimization and expert-systems techniques in optical design
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We describe a novel method of determining potentially successful starting designs by utilizing an expert systems algorithm which operates on a database of previously well-designed optical systems. The database is composed of systems created by a `not-so-local' optimization algorithm, and a collection of previously well-designed systems. The expert system is unique in its ability to modify the number of optical elements to create new starting points. The `not- so-local' optimization algorithm combines the downhhll simplex method with a random multi- start algorithm which can create new optical systems for inclusion into the expert system database. This creates a diversity which can be used to synthesize unexpected starting designs.
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Steve C. Johnston, Steve C. Johnston, Alan W. Greynolds, Alan W. Greynolds, David Wang, David Wang, Donald C. Dilworth, Donald C. Dilworth, } "Combination of global-optimization and expert-systems techniques in optical design", Proc. SPIE 1780, Lens and Optical Systems Design, 17800A (15 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142877; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.142877

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