Mr. Donald C. Dilworth
President at
SPIE Involvement:
Senior status | Author
Area of Expertise:
Lens design , Image evaluation , Tolerance calculation , Optical engineering
Profile Summary

Mr. Dilworth is president of Optical Systems Design, Inc., and has since 1961 been intensively involved in development and application of computer software for optical design. He has extensive experience in most areas of lens design, particularly in thermal infrared systems, and is the author of the well-known SYNOPSYS(tm) lens design program, which is widely used by lens designers worldwide.
As author of SYNOPSYS, Mr. Dilworth has advanced the state of the art in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and with the development of the popular PSD (Pseudo Second Derivative) optimization method.
Publications (9)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 23, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10375, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XVIII
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Lens design, Manufacturing, Image quality, Distortion, Optical design

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 27, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9947, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XVII
KEYWORDS: Lens design, Zoom lenses, Optical design, Chemical elements, Glasses, Content addressable memory, Ray tracing, Image quality, Diffraction, Polishing

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 25, 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8841, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XIV
KEYWORDS: Lens design, Modulation transfer functions, Monochromatic aberrations, Glasses, Aberration theory, Algorithms, Optimization (mathematics), Chemical elements, Binary data, Optical design

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 11, 2012
Proc. SPIE. 8486, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XIII
KEYWORDS: Chemical elements, Lens design, Optimization (mathematics), Binary data, Geography, Algorithm development, Optical engineering, Algorithms, Annealing, Optical design

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 29, 2008
Proc. SPIE. 7060, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering IX
KEYWORDS: Lens design, Tolerancing, Monochromatic aberrations, Commercial off the shelf technology, Ray tracing, Optical components, Glasses, Optimization (mathematics), Algorithms, Optical design

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 11, 1995
Proc. SPIE. 2537, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization
KEYWORDS: Databases, Patents, Lenses, Lens design, Optical design, Human-machine interfaces, Classification systems, Colorimetry, Objectives, Chromium

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