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Afocal Optimization

The attached FRED example demonstrates how to optimize the inter-lens spacing of a Galilean beam reducer using geometric ray collimation as the optimization metric. Open the model and expand out the Geometry folder and the Collimator subassembly node.  Observe that there are three geometry elements...

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Configuration Selection Tool

FRED Optimum supports multiple configurations within a single FRED document using the configuration editor interface found in the FRED menu, Optimize > System Configurations. The configuration editor dialog allows for the definition of multiple configuration variables as well as a mechanism for setting the current...

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Optimizing Lens Modules

The Lens Module family of surfaces (Infinite conjugate, finite conjugate, afocal and spherical) provide a convenient mechanism for quickly defining an ideal lens element.  If the circumstance arises where a lens module surface is desired to be included in an optimization, the user will find...

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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...

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