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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2008
  • pp: 5691–5700

High-order optical aberration coefficients: extension to finite objects and to telecentricity in object space

Florian Bociort, Torben B. Andersen, and Leo H. J. F. Beckmann  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 30, pp. 5691-5700 (2008)

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We extend the method for the automatic computation of high-order optical aberration coefficients to include (1) a finite object distance and (2) an infinite entrance pupil position (telecentricity in object space). We present coefficients of the power series expansion of the transverse aberration vector with respect to the normalized aperture and field coordinates. Aberration coefficients of very high order (e.g., 21) can be computed easily and—as shown by comparisons with trigonometric ray tracing—reliably.

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OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(080.1005) Geometric optics : Aberration expansions

Original Manuscript: July 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2008
Published: October 17, 2008

Florian Bociort, Torben B. Andersen, and Leo H. J. F. Beckmann, "High-order optical aberration coefficients: extension to finite objects and to telecentricity in object space," Appl. Opt. 47, 5691-5700 (2008)

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