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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1951
  • pp: 1029–1030

The Control of Petzval Curvature

W. WALLIN  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 41, Issue 12, pp. 1029-1030 (1951)

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It is generally recognized that an anastigmatic lens system has a relatively fixed amount of field curvature associated with its focal length. The present paper investigates the manner in which indices of refraction, thicknesses, and separations may be used to gain some control over Petzval curvature independently of back focal length.

W. WALLIN, "The Control of Petzval Curvature," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 41, 1029-1030 (1951)

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  1. A. E. Conrady, Applied Optics and Optical Design (Oxford University Press, London, 1929).
  2. I. C. Gardner, "Application of the Algebraic Aberration Equations to Optical Design," Scientific Papers of the Bureau of Standards No. 550 (1927).
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