Donald C. Dilworth
President
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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 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11106, Zoom Lenses VI
KEYWORDS: Zoom lenses, Lens design, Numerical analysis, Glasses, Lenses, Image quality, Objectives, Artificial intelligence

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

Proceedings Article | 27 September 2016 Presentation + Paper
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 | 25 September 2013 Paper
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 | 11 October 2012 Paper
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

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