Donald C. Dilworth
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 (10)

Proceedings Article | 9 September 2019
Proc. SPIE. 11106, Zoom Lenses VI
KEYWORDS: Lenses, Glasses, Lens design, Numerical analysis, Image quality, Objectives, Zoom lenses, Artificial intelligence

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

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

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

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

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