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.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
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)