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.
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(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)
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.
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