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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 1997
  • pp: 8459–8467

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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.008459


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Abstract

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.

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

Citation
Joseph Braat, "Analytical expressions for the wave-front aberration coefficients of a tilted plane-parallel plate," Appl. Opt. 36, 8459-8467 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-32-8459


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