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  • Vol. 60, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1970
  • pp: 918–920

Mock Ray Tracing

A. WALTHER  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 60, Issue 7, pp. 918-920 (1970)

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Fermat’s principle dictates that aberrations are inevitable when a lens must be used to image more than one object plane. We present a numerical method to evaluate the effect of this basic limitation in cases of practical interest.

A. WALTHER, "Mock Ray Tracing," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 918-920 (1970)

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  1. Of T. Smith's many papers, we quote in particular Trans. Opt. Soc. (London) 23, 311 (1921, 22) and a paper in La Tizeorie des Images, edited by P. Fleury (Editions de la Revue d'Optique, Paris, 1949), p. 18.
  2. A. Walther, Am. J. Phys. 35, 808 (1967).
  3. A. Walther, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 59, 1325 (1969).
  4. C. Caratheodory, Geometrische Optik (Springer, Berlin, 1937), p. 36.

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