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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1187–1190

Dependence of the wave-front aberration on the radius of the reference sphere

Antonı́n Mikš  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 1187-1190 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.19.001187


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Abstract

Wave-front aberration is a basic characteristic of the imaging properties of optical systems. The value of the wave-front aberration is obtained by calculating the difference between the optical path lengths of the real wave front and the reference sphere. The general relations for calculated dependence of the wave-front aberration on the radius of the reference sphere are given.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design

History
Original Manuscript: May 1, 2001
Revised Manuscript: December 4, 2001
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2001
Published: June 1, 2002

Citation
Antonı́n Mikš, "Dependence of the wave-front aberration on the radius of the reference sphere," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1187-1190 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-19-6-1187


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