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Vision Science and its Applications
Santa Fe, New Mexico United States
February 11, 2000
ISBN: 1-55752-623-0
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Mathematical Treatments of Ocular Abberations: a User's Guide

David A. Atchison, Dion H. Scott, and Michael J. Cox

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We explain the nature of optical aberrations and how they may be represented mathematically. We describe the use of Zernike polynomials in a way that will aid understanding and provide potential tools for manipulating the wavefront aberration expressions given in this form.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices

D. A. Atchison, D. H. Scott, and M. J. Cox, "Mathematical Treatments of Ocular Abberations: a User's Guide," in Vision Science and its Applications, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2000), paper NW2.

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