In this paper, formulas are described for the calculation of the third-order aberration (Seidel) coefficients for a thick lens in air. The explicit analytic dependence of individual aberration coefficients on a lens thickness is presented. Such formulas make it possible to analyze an influence of the lens thickness on lens aberration properties and the replacement of a thick lens optical system by a thin lens model.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Optical Design and Fabrication
Original Manuscript: August 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2012
Published: November 16, 2012
Antonin Mikš and Jiří Novák, "Third-order aberration coefficients of a thick lens," Appl. Opt. 51, 7883-7886 (2012)