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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 1997
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Analytical expressions for the wave-front aberration coefficients of a tilted plane-parallel plate

Joseph Braat  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 32, pp. 8459-8467 (1997)

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An expression is given for the aberration imparted by a tilted plane-parallel plate to a converging or diverging pencil of rays. Analytical expressions for the wave-front aberration coefficients up to the sixth order are derived. These expressions, among others, are of importance when reading an optical disk through its substrate or when using a plane-parallel plate as a beam splitter. Differences with previous expressions from the literature are noted.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 1, 1997
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 1997
Published: November 10, 1997

Joseph Braat, "Analytical expressions for the wave-front aberration coefficients of a tilted plane-parallel plate," Appl. Opt. 36, 8459-8467 (1997)

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