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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2012
  • pp: 3804–3810

Dependence of Strehl ratio on f-number of optical system

Antonin Miks, Jiri Novak, and Pavel Novak  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 17, pp. 3804-3810 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.003804


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Abstract

Formulas for a minimum of wave aberration variance and a maximum of the Strehl ratio in the optimal image point are derived using the third- and fifth-order aberration theory. Moreover, relations for the calculation of the optimal value of f-number of the optical system were derived, which enabled us to theoretically analyze real optical systems and their image quality. The optimal f-number corresponds to such a value of f-number when the image quality of a real optical system is comparable to an aberration-free optical system. This value may also serve as an auxiliary criterion of the image quality of the optical system, for example, in photography.

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OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(110.3000) Imaging systems : Image quality assessment
(110.5200) Imaging systems : Photography

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: February 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2012
Published: June 7, 2012

Citation
Antonin Miks, Jiri Novak, and Pavel Novak, "Dependence of Strehl ratio on f-number of optical system," Appl. Opt. 51, 3804-3810 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-17-3804


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