Application of dynamic merit function to nonimaging systems optimization



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Álvarez Fernández-Balbuena, Antonio and González Montes, Mario and García Botella, Ángel and Vázquez Moliní, Daniel (2015) Application of dynamic merit function to nonimaging systems optimization. Optical Engineering, 54 (2). 025107. ISSN 0091-3286

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Automatic optimization algorithms have been recently introduced as nonimaging optics design techniques. Unlike optimization of imaging systems, nonsequential ray tracing simulations and complex noncentered systems design must be considered, adding complexity to the problem. The merit function is a key element in the automatic optimization algorithm; nevertheless, the selection of each objective’s weight, {wi}{wi}, inside the merit function needs a prior trial and error process for each optimization. The problem then is to determine appropriate weights’ values for each objective. We propose a new dynamic merit function with variable weight factors {wi(n)}{wi(n)}. The proposed algorithm automatically adapts weight factors during the evolution of the optimization process. This dynamic merit function avoids the previous trial and error procedure by selecting the right merit function and provides better results than conventional merit functions.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Dynamic merit function; Dynamic weights; Non imaging systems; Optical optimization
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
Medical sciences > Optics > Nonlinear optics
ID Code:40924
Deposited On:24 Jan 2017 13:00
Last Modified:24 Jan 2017 13:00

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