OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America

Journal of the Optical Society of America

  • Vol. 48, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1958
  • pp: 757–757

Optical Aberration Coefficients. IV. The Coefficient of Quaternary Spherical Aberration

H. A. BUCHDAHL  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 48, Issue 10, pp. 757-757 (1958)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.48.000757


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (258 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The computation of the tertiary aberration coefficients of symmetrical optical systems composed of spherical surfaces has been fully dealt with previously. To show that it is quite feasible to calculate in the same way coefficients of still higher order, the present paper deals with the coefficient of quaternary (i.e., ninth order) spherical aberration. The intrinsic contributions are first brought into a remarkably simple form. Thereafter the required iteration formula is developed, and, by way of example, the actual computations are carried out for a certain triplet, the computing scheme in this instance being treated as an appendix to that for the set of tertiary coefficients.

Citation
H. A. BUCHDAHL, "Optical Aberration Coefficients. IV. The Coefficient of Quaternary Spherical Aberration," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 757-757 (1958)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-48-10-757


Sort:  Author  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. H. A. Buchdahl, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 46, 941 (1956). This paper will be referred to as I. The second and third, viz. J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 563 (1958), and 48, 747 (1958), will be referred to as II and III, respectively.
  2. A. E. Conrady, Applied Optics and Optical Design (Oxford University Press, London, 1929), p. 108.
  3. H. A. Buchdahl, Optical Aberration Coefficients (Oxford University Press, London, 1954), Chap. IX, p. 140.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited