Condenser lens evaluation using the null-screens test

D. Aguirre-Aguirre, R. Díaz-Uribe, B. Villalobos-Mendoza, M. Campos-Garcia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In this work, we present the equations and the method to evaluate the aspheric surface of a condenser lens using the null-screen test. As is well known, a condenser lens has two surfaces, one of them is flat or spherical and the other one is a conic surface with aspheric deformation constants. We propose a variant of evolutionary algorithms to retrieval the conic constant, radius of curvature and the aspheric deformation coefficients of the aspheric surface. For the validation of the proposed method, we analyzed the LAG017 condenser lens fabricated by Melles Griot. The results show that the conic constant coefficients, the radius of curvature and the aspheric deformation coefficients can be retrieved with good accuracy (>98%).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Design and Fabrication, OFT 2017
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F56-OFT 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


Dive into the research topics of 'Condenser lens evaluation using the null-screens test'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this