Optimizing for a Target Distribution

This knowledge base article will demonstrate how to use FRED Optimum’s optimization capability to modify a system and achieve a desired irradiance distribution.  The system being modified is a PMMA light pipe.  Six variables control the shape of the light pipe and the optimization merit function aberration is the RMS difference between the current light distribution and the ideal light distribution.  The optimization merit function aberration is a user-defined script.

Optimizing for a Target Distribution

Download the FRED file: targetedDistributionOptimization.frd