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  • Vol. 63, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1973
  • pp: 803–805

Prediction of vignetting

P. J. Sands  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 63, Issue 7, pp. 803-805 (1973)

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The use of paraxial and third-order aberration coefficients to predict the vignetting associated with pencils of rays is investigated.

P. J. Sands, "Prediction of vignetting," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 803-805 (1973)

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  1. W. J. Smith, Modern Optical Engineering (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1966); see pp. 125–128.
  2. H. A. Buchdahl, Optical Aberration Coefficients (Dover, New York, 1968).
  3. The notation used here differs from that in Ref. 2: A, B, C have been replaced by P1, P2, and P3, respectively; thus Aa becomes P1a. Further, in this paper, the sign conventions of coordinate geometry have been used in place of those of Ref. 2.

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