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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2002
  • pp: 6593–6602

Eye rotation and vignetting in visual instruments

Martha Rosete-Aguilar and Juan L. Rayces  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 31, pp. 6593-6602 (2002)

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The eye can rotate to accommodate the angular position of an object and the distance of the object from it. The rotation of the eye inside its socket to align its visual axis in the direction of an off-axis image may introduce full or partial vignetting when one is looking through a visual instrument with a real exit pupil. We analyze the effects of vignetting owing to rotation of the eye in visual instruments with real exit pupils.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
(330.1400) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - binocular and stereopsis
(330.2210) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - eye movements

Original Manuscript: February 11, 2002
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2002
Published: November 1, 2002

Martha Rosete-Aguilar and Juan L. Rayces, "Eye rotation and vignetting in visual instruments," Appl. Opt. 41, 6593-6602 (2002)

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