2017 Frequently Asked (and Unasked) Questions

Frequently Asked (and Unasked) Questions Q. Why are there no specifications for focal length, entrance pupil diameter, field of view, or other traditional optical parameters typically needed to define a lens? A. Because those parameters are not relevant to the problem goal of maximizing the used diameters of the ball lenses. Not specifying them allows Read More …

1998 Lens Design Problem

The Solid Glass Lens NOTE: This information was maintained by Optical Data Solutions Summary (excepted from Optical Data Solutions) The 1998 International Optical Design Conference (IODC) was held July 8-12, 1998 in Kona, Hawaii. It was co-sponsored by OSA and SPIE. The IODC traditionally includes one or more lens design problems for members of the optical design community to consider. Read More …