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  • Vol. 46, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1956
  • pp: 941–941

Optical Aberration Coefficients. I. The Coefficient of Tertiary Spherical Aberration

H. A. BUCHDAHL  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 46, Issue 11, pp. 941-941 (1956)

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A computing scheme involving only 19 entries per surface is developed for the calculation ab initio of the coefficient of tertiary spherical aberration (and incidentally also the primary and secondary coefficients), and the contributions thereto by the individual (spherical) refracting surfaces of a centered system. A detailed example is provided.

H. A. BUCHDAHL, "Optical Aberration Coefficients. I. The Coefficient of Tertiary Spherical Aberration," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 46, 941-941 (1956)

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  1. A. E. Conrady, Applied Optics and Optical Design (Oxford University Press, London, 1929), p. 108.
  2. H. A. Buchdahl, Optical Aberration Coefficients (Oxford University Press, London, 1954), pp. 325, 328. All references to this work will hereafter be distinguished by the letter M.

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