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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1966
  • pp: 1045–1049

Generalization of Seidel Astigmatism and Petzval Curvature

Miron Gaj  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 6, pp. 1045-1049 (1966)

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In a paper probably to be published in Optika i Spektroskopiya the wave aberration for sagittal focus for the arbitrary surface of rotational symmetry has been carried out on the base of the astigmatic beam invariant Ds = nusds. The resulting expression for the wave aberration has been reformulated into three terms which, in the Seidel region, go over into astigmatism (the first) and into the Petzval curvature (the second) while the third disappears.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 10, 1965
Published: June 1, 1966

Miron Gaj, "Generalization of Seidel Astigmatism and Petzval Curvature," Appl. Opt. 5, 1045-1049 (1966)

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  1. H. H. Hopkins, Wave Theory of Aberrations (Oxford University Press, New York, 1950).
  2. H. H. Hopkins (private communication).
  3. M. Gaj, Pomiary Automatyka Kontrola 9, 9 (1965).
  4. M. Gaj, submitted to Optika i Spektroskopiya.

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