At present, whether the economic benefit of a designed optical system is high is an important mark to judge the optical design level. The "Information -- Price Ratio", the ratio of the spatial information quantity F transferred by an optical system to its manufacturing cost or product price C is proposed , which can be considered as the standard for evaluating the economic benefit of an optical system design in this paper. The calculation formulae of the information quantity are also proposed in this paper. So Four ways to increase the economic benefit are also discussed from the viewpoint of the optical design, and the guided idea and calculation formulae to make the optical tolerance erance are emphatically indicated in this paper. Finally, this paper gives two examples of analysing the economic benefit of the optical system design.
Jiang Huilin, Jiang Huilin,
"Analysis On Economic Benefit Of Optical System Design", Proc. SPIE 0818, Current Developments in Optical Engineering II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.978917; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.978917