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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2000
  • pp: 3413–3420

Positioning tolerances for phase plates compensating aberrations of the human eye

Salvador Bará, Teresa Mancebo, and Esther Moreno-Barriuso  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 19, pp. 3413-3420 (2000)

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The positioning tolerances for phase plates used to compensate human eye aberrations are analyzed. Lateral displacements, in-plane rotations, and axial translations are considered, describing analytic and numerical procedures to compute the maximum degree of compensation achievable in each case. The compensation loss is found to be dependent both on the kind and the amount of misalignment and on the particular composition of the aberration pattern of each subject in terms of Zernike polynomials. We applied these procedures to a set of human eye aberrations measured with the laser ray-tracing method. The general trend of results suggests that lateral positioning, followed by angular positioning, are the key factors affecting compensation performance in practical setups, whereas axial positioning has far less stringent requirements.

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OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2000
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2000
Published: July 1, 2000

Salvador Bará, Teresa Mancebo, and Esther Moreno-Barriuso, "Positioning tolerances for phase plates compensating aberrations of the human eye," Appl. Opt. 39, 3413-3420 (2000)

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