The use of Zernike polynomials to calculate the standard deviation of a primary aberration across a circular, annular, or a Gaussian pupil is described. The standard deviation of secondary aberrations is also discussed briefly.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Virendra N. Mahajan, "Zernike Polynomials and Optical Aberrations," Appl. Opt. 34, 8060-8062 (1995)