"Superconic and Subconic Surfaces in Optical Design," Proc. IODC
Updated: Aug 12, 2014
Author(s): Alan Greynolds
The superconic surface description has been around since 1986 and more recently implemented in commercial design software. A simpler version dubbed the 'subconic' is proposed and appears to work well in applications requiring steep aspherics.
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