Aspheres and freeforms 3. TMA design improvement

Aspheres and freeforms 3. TMA design improvement
This final course on aspheres and freeforms covers advanced exercises that include some of the newest and most flexible freeform surfaces. It contains an in-depth step by step investigation of how to improve a TMA system.
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About This Course

This course includes the following content:


  • The TrueFreeForm surface
  • Optimizing a TMA with TrueFreeForm
  • TMA improvement using the Off-Axis Conic Freeform
  • Freeform imaging prism guided self-study

Curriculum

The TrueFreeForm surface
  • 3.1 The TrueFreeForm surface
  • 3.2 Optimizing a TMA with TrueFreeForm
  • 3.2.1 Optimizing a TMA with TrueFreeForm new
TMA improvement using the Off-Axis Conic Freeform
  • 3.3. Example: converting a standard conic surface into an Off-Axis Conic Freeform surface
  • 3.3.1 Example: converting a standard conic surface into an Off-Axis Conic Freeform surface - Part 1 (preparing for the conversion)
  • 3.3.2 Example: converting a standard conic surface into an Off-Axis Conic Freeform surface - Part 2 (adjustments after the conversion)
  • 3.4 Converting a TMA from standard conics into freeforms
  • 3.4.1 Converting a TMA from standard conics into freeforms - Part 1 (setting up the TMA file)
  • 3.4.2 Converting a TMA from standard conics into freeforms - Part 2 (converting M2 mirror)
  • 3.4.3 Converting a TMA from standard conics into freeforms - Part 3 (converting M3 mirror)
  • 3.5 TMA design optimization
  • 3.5.1 TMA design optimization - Part 1 (general optimization)
  • 3.5.2 TMA design optimization - Part 2 (freeform optimization)
Practice time: Freeform prism self-study
  • 3.6 Freeform imaging prism self-study
Test your knowledge!
  • 3.7 Design with freeform surfaces - Test your knowledge