The use of automatically computed aberration functions for an exact determination of the geometric illuminance and caustic surfaces is demonstrated. Numerical results for two optical systems studied using aberration coefficients to the thirteenth order are presented.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 20, 1981
Published: November 1, 1981
T. Brender Andersen, "Optical aberration functions: computation of caustic surfaces and illuminance in symmetrical systems," Appl. Opt. 20, 3723-3728 (1981)