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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2009
  • pp: 2836–2841

Aberrations of anamorphic optical systems. II. Primary aberration theory for cylindrical anamorphic systems

Sheng Yuan and Jose Sasian  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 15, pp. 2836-2841 (2009)

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By applying a new method for aberration derivation to anamorphic systems made from cylindrical surfaces, we obtain a complete set of primary aberration coefficients. This set is in a form similar to the well-known Seidel aberrations for rotationally symmetrical optical systems (RSOS). The aberration coefficients include first-order quantities only. By tracing four nonskew paraxial marginal and chief rays in the two associated RSOS of the anamorphic system, the aberration coefficients can be derived.

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OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.1005) Geometric optics : Aberration expansions

Original Manuscript: December 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2009
Published: May 11, 2009

Sheng Yuan and Jose Sasian, "Aberrations of anamorphic optical systems. II. Primary aberration theory for cylindrical anamorphic systems," Appl. Opt. 48, 2836-2841 (2009)

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