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  • Vol. 59, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1969
  • pp: 288–293

Two-Surface Refracting Systems with Zero Third-Order Spherical Aberration

ORESTES N. STAVROUDIS  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 59, Issue 3, pp. 288-293 (1969)

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An analysis is made of refracting systems consisting of two spherical surfaces. Solutions are found for those systems having zero third-order spherical aberration. These are in the form of four one-parameter families of functions. Expressions for third-order coma and astigmatism are derived. Parameter domains for useful solutions are indicated. A method for applying these results to optical design is described.

ORESTES N. STAVROUDIS, "Two-Surface Refracting Systems with Zero Third-Order Spherical Aberration," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 59, 288-293 (1969)

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