The Wigner-distribution-function description of light beams is extended to aberrated optical systems. The simulations performed show that the different types of aberrations can be identified separately by the use of experimental devices that display projections of the Wigner distribution function of a two-dimensional beam.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 15, 1995
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 1995
Published: January 1, 1996
D. Dragoman, "Wigner distribution function applied to third-order aberrations," Appl. Opt. 35, 161-168 (1996)