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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 915–922

Seidel aberrations of the Gabor superlens

R. Hamilton Shepard  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 5, pp. 915-922 (2014)

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Equations are presented for the third-order Seidel aberrations of the Gabor superlens (GSL) as a function of microtelescope channel position within the aperture array. To reveal the origin and form of increasing aberration with channel height, Seidel coefficients are derived as a function of the accumulating pitch difference between the lens arrays and the aberrations present in the centered channel. Two- and three-element Gabor lenses are investigated and their aberrations are expressed as a function of first-order design parameters. The derived theory is then compared to a real ray trace simulation to demonstrate the accuracy of third-order aberration theory to predict GSL image quality.

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OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(080.4225) Geometric optics : Nonspherical lens design

ToC Category:
Geometric Optics

Original Manuscript: November 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2014
Published: February 6, 2014

R. Hamilton Shepard, "Seidel aberrations of the Gabor superlens," Appl. Opt. 53, 915-922 (2014)

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