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Freeform optical systems are becoming increasingly common due to new design and manufacturing methods. We present an example compact freeform optical system and describe considerations for transfer of the prescription of freeform surfaces for fabrication.

OCIS codes: 220.0220 Optical design and fabrication, 080.4225 Non-spherical lens design


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