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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2009
  • pp: 6946–6960

Geometric characteristics of aberrations of plane-symmetric optical systems

Li-Jun Lu and Zhi-Yong Deng  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 36, pp. 6946-6960 (2009)

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The geometric characteristics of aberrations of plane-symmetric optical systems are studied in detail with a wave-aberration theory. It is dealt with as an extension of the Seidel aberrations to realize a consistent aberration theory from axially symmetric to plane-symmetric systems. The aberration distribution is analyzed with the spot diagram of a ray and an aberration curve. Moreover, the root-mean-square value and the centroid of aberration distribution are discussed. The numerical results are obtained with the focusing optics of a toroidal mirror at grazing incidence.

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OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(110.3000) Imaging systems : Image quality assessment
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)
(080.4225) Geometric optics : Nonspherical lens design

Original Manuscript: September 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2009
Published: December 11, 2009

Li-Jun Lu and Zhi-Yong Deng, "Geometric characteristics of aberrations of plane-symmetric optical systems," Appl. Opt. 48, 6946-6960 (2009)

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