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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1982
  • pp: 1812–1816

Spherical aberration in beam optical systems

Akifumi Yoshida  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 1812-1816 (1982)

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In many laser applications it is important to analyze the effect of the aberrations of optical systems which are employed to focus off-axis beams that only partially fill the system aperture. In this paper analytical expressions that give the position of the diffraction focus, peak intensity, and tolerance conditions for uniform and Gaussian beams in an optical system with primary spherical aberration are obtained on the basis of diffraction theory. The results presented are very useful for designing focusing systems for use with laser beams.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 6, 1981
Published: May 15, 1982

Akifumi Yoshida, "Spherical aberration in beam optical systems," Appl. Opt. 21, 1812-1816 (1982)

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