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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2467–2472

Conditions for correction of linear and quadratic field-dependent aberrations in plane-symmetric optical systems

Chunyu Zhao and James H. Burge  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 2467-2472 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.19.002467


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Abstract

The Abbe sine condition and the recently developed pupil astigmatism conditions provide a powerful set of relationships for describing imaging systems that are free from aberrations that have linear and quadratic dependence on field, to all orders in the pupil. We have proved both of these conditions and applied them to axisymmetric imaging systems. We now extend our approach to plane-symmetric systems. Still using Hamilton’s characteristic functions, we derive the general sine conditions and the pupil astigmatism conditions that describe plane-symmetric systems that are free of all aberrations with linear and quadratic field dependence.

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OCIS Codes
(220.1010) Optical design and fabrication : Aberrations (global)
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

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Chunyu Zhao and James H. Burge, "Conditions for correction of linear and quadratic field-dependent aberrations in plane-symmetric optical systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 2467-2472 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-19-12-2467


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