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Industrial Optimization: Optimum Shape of a Lens

Stefan Braun
Organization: Ingenieurbüro Stefan Braun

How can the optimum shape of a lens be found? To do this a lens is built by prisms, with each prism having the height h and the widths d-i on the top and d-i+1 at the base. The optimum shape is found if the dispersion of the light rays is minimized. The dispersion, which is determined by the width of the prisms, is the basis for the objective function for the optimization problem.

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industrial optimization, mathematica application, mathematica add-on, lens, shape, prism, dispersion
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