Lens quality control

Started Sep 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Learning lens design
In reply to OpticsEngineer, Sep 26, 2013

OpticsEngineer wrote:

But you would be surprised how many people graduate with an engineering degree of some kind and don't want to learn an industry standard software

You know, I couldn't even find somebody on faculty here at the University of Kentucky who does lens design. Physics has people who look at an entirely different type of lens, and my department has an EM group that does lots of antenna design and analysis, but no optics per se. The closest is one of my fellow ECE faculty who is working on nanofabrication technologies.

How did you learn about optical design?  I definitely am not competent in optical design... I barely know enough to be dangerous.     Years ago, I helped improve a supercomputer-based program for design of diffractive optics, but I still haven't learned enough about lenses to support my research in computational photography.  Any suggestions on where to start?


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