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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2010
  • pp: 6802–6807

Aberrations of anamorphic optical systems III: the primary aberration theory for toroidal anamorphic systems

Sheng Yuan and Jose Sasian  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 35, pp. 6802-6807 (2010)

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We apply a new method for optical aberration derivation to anamorphic systems made from toroidal surfaces and obtain a complete set of primary aberration coefficients. This set is written in a form similar to the well-known Seidel aberrations for rotationally symmetrical optical systems and includes first- order quantities only, thus it can be easily applied to anamorphic lens design practice. By tracing four nonskew paraxial marginal and chief rays, the 16 anamorphic primary aberration coefficients can be easily calculated.

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OCIS Codes
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(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)

Original Manuscript: August 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2010
Published: December 9, 2010

Sheng Yuan and Jose Sasian, "Aberrations of anamorphic optical systems III: the primary aberration theory for toroidal anamorphic systems," Appl. Opt. 49, 6802-6807 (2010)

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