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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 080801–

Ray transfer matrix perturbation for an optical component with aberration

Jerry T. Barretto, Clark Kendrick C. Go, and Stein Alec C. Baluyot  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 8, pp. 080801- (2012)

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The perturbation theory of matrices is applied to ray transfer matrices (RTMs) to describe an optical component with aberration. A quantitative description of the perturbation extent corresponding to aberration strength is provided using condition numbers and absolute errors for the perturbed RTM. An application to a single small aberration is presented, and the results are compared with those of the diffraction theory of aberrations.

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OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(080.2730) Geometric optics : Matrix methods in paraxial optics

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Geometric Optics

Jerry T. Barretto, Clark Kendrick C. Go, and Stein Alec C. Baluyot, "Ray transfer matrix perturbation for an optical component with aberration," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10, 080801- (2012)

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