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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1981
  • pp: 2754–2760

Automatic computation of optical focal surfaces

T. Brender Andersen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 2754-2760 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.20.002754


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Abstract

The use of automatically computed aberration coefficients of arbitrary order for an exact determination of the surface of best focus of a symmetrical system, by minimizing the gyration radius of the spot diagram, is demonstrated. For the two optical systems studied, a Schmidt camera and a Ritchey-Chrétien telescope, the results from the exact model are found to be significantly different from the paraxial approximation predictions.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: March 5, 1981
Published: August 1, 1981

Citation
T. Brender Andersen, "Automatic computation of optical focal surfaces," Appl. Opt. 20, 2754-2760 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-20-15-2754

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