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Frontiers in Optics
San Jose, California United States
September 16, 2007
ISBN: 1-55752-846-2
Aberration Theory in Optical Testing (FTuP)

Pitfalls in Using Zernike Circle Polynomials over Noncircular Pupils

Guang-ming Dai and Virendra Mahajan

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2007.FTuP2


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Abstract

We discuss the disadvantages of using Zernike circle polynomials for analyzing non-circular wavefronts, such as ocular wavefronts over elliptical pupils and the main mirror of telescopes with obscuration.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.1010) Optical design and fabrication : Aberrations (global)

Citation
G. Dai and V. Mahajan, "Pitfalls in Using Zernike Circle Polynomials over Noncircular Pupils," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper FTuP2.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=FiO-2007-FTuP2


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